There are parts of the woods here that are carpeted with wild blueberry shrubs. I wasn't expecting to find many ripe berries this early in june, but apparantly this mixture of heat, humidity, and rain agrees with them. This weekend we'll take some containers with us into the forest and see if how many handfulls we can find. The challenge will be getting them home in the containers instead of our stomachs.
The woods are so beautiful right now; absolutely lush and rampant with blossoms and green. I hope you never tire of seeing photographs of this countryside, because I never tire of taking them.
It's been a while since I gathered up nature's goodies for a tiny nature table (those of you who are new can read about them and see past tiny nature tables here ). I guess it's because I am usually busy peering through my camera. But the other morning, after a wild summer storm wreaked havoc through the night, I found tiny unripe windfall cherries, and they were so cute that I stuffed them in my pocket. And that's when I decided I would keep looking and put together a nice tiny nature table for you.
1. oak 2. wild strawberry 3. brown knapweed 4. scentless mayweed 5. dropwort
6. windfall wild plums 7. wild thyme 8. rye 9. windfall wild apples
10. elderberry blossom 11. windfall wild cherries 12. wild rose 13. wild sweet pea
So many pretty things; all of them reasons to live in gratitude. After I took that picture, I put most of the tiny treasures into a vase for a little summer bouquet.
It's a rainy day; I wore my orange raincoat on my outing to the post office, bank, and butcher. I'm happy about the weather. I feel cozy and creative, ready to completely immerse myself in painting.
I hope you'll share a tiny nature table with us soon!
Enjoy this day,
xoxo country girl