Blaire from b.mused said something on her recent post about this tiny nature table project which I loved, because it was everything I hoped for:
"Being that we’re covered in snow here in Massachusetts, I thought I’d have to get creative to find beauty. But I found that when I was looking for it, I didn’t have to look very far."
Here is what she, and other wonderful bloggers, have found for their first Tiny Treasures nature tables:
from blaire at b.mused in massachusettes
from kary at my farmhouse kitchen in california
from johanna at birds on a wire in canada
from katrina at kat's cradle in canada
Here are a few nature collections I found on the web. Aren't they pretty, and inspiring?
courtesy of the crafty crow
courtesy of katie brown workshop
courtesy of maya made in upstate new york
Today on our morning walk we found rabbit tracks in the snow, and long thin trails of deer prints. I love following these; crossing the vast white field, ending in the black water of the creek, circling bits of green in a spot of thaw. I see them in my mind's eye, quiet, watchful, looking for food, making it through cold, deep, lonely winter....like all of us, in our own way.
I am glad Christina at soul aperture has invited all of us to her third 'simple things' blog event, inspired by her observation that it seems alot of us are having a difficult time right now.
I myself feel as I often do in the deep of winter, a somewhat confusing mixture of reflective, worried, hopeful, wondering, creative, isolated, homely...
Last night I asked my husband, what will this year bring? Will it be kind to us? Will it be a so-called 'good year'? But who can really say? At this thought, a voice told me loud and clear:
"Just take it day by day."
Day by day, my friends. That's how we're takin' it.
I am so glad we have each other to share those days with.
Hope to see your tiny treasures soon, a piece of your home, a collection of humble beauty.
Wrapping you all in a warm embrace,
xo country girl
TODAY, ONE YEAR AGO: all seasons are beautiful....