nature

moss garden

diy mini moss garden using tea cups or vintage planter

Hi there, with the warm spring and summer months upon us, you can always count on a beautiful green carpet of moss to welcome the warmer seasons! Moss facts: moss is important to the survival of many tiny creatures and many types of birds find it useful for their nests. One interesting fact about moss is that it contains […]

DIY suet feeders

DIY suet feeders

We have bird feeders all over our yard during the cold winter months. We have birds feasting on the front porch feeders and you’re sure to find birds feasting on the feeders placed in the trees outside my kitchen window, so I can watch them while doing the dishes. We have found black oil sunflower brings the most songbirds […]

solstice wreath- diy

solstice wreath- diy

I love a simple homemade wreath hanging in the window to welcome the seasons. To make this wreath I started with a pre-bought grapevine wreath, tied the red ribbon onto the top, hot glued the pinecones, wired on the holly (this way I will be able to remove it after the season and add greenery […]

solstice garland-dried herbs and pincones DIY

solstice garland-dried herbs and pincones DIY

Pinecones freshly fallen from the white pine, while the sap is still sticky and wet, puts off such a lovely smell, especially when mixed with past Summer’s dried herbs of lavender, sage, rosemay, and thyme. I thought they would look and smell lovely in garland form. I took a long piece of twine, knotted a […]

Milkweed, by Mary Oliver

Milkweed, by Mary Oliver

For Katrina.  Could this be a ballerina in pointe? Milkweed by, Mary Oliver The milkweed now with their many pods are standing like a country of dry women. The wind lifts their flat leaves and drops them. This is not kind, but they retain a certain crisp glamour; moreover, it’s easy to believe each one […]

leaf stars- craft from Autumn leaves

leaf stars- craft from Autumn leaves

Fauna and I spent the afternoon making leaf stars from the giant Sycamore leaves that are scattered all over our backyard. They were so easy to do and have all kinds of décor possibilities. :: When the leaf is still fresh and just fallen from the tree, trace a star cutter and cut. I used a fine […]