I’d been waiting since last year to show another
I’m always surprised that so many people don’t know about them.
I’m no expert on them but I know they are a native plant of
Western North America as far north as Alaska.
Their fruit is edible but before you get excited they
have the taste of……. bitter Ivory Soap.
Birds still do eat them…
reluctantly I’m sure.
They’re not particularly beautiful the rest of the year but they
can grow in a good amount of shade…..but not dry shade.
You know the kind where trees roots take up most of the soil.
During hot dry months extra watering is still needed for them to produce the best berries.
The leaves are now yellow from the cold temperatures
but they look so pretty with the blue sky background.
No airplanes writing in the sky
just some textures to punch it up a little.
I considered Photo Shopping the blemishes out but I
reminded myself that nature is not always perfect and
to just leave it the way I saw them that day.
my skills were not up to it.
much better at removing wrinkles…
in photos only…. not real life!
I think it was when I read
Scandinavian blogs that I began noticing more snowberries.
One of the first blogs I ever
stalked read was Minna’s
which I later found out means
Flower factory in Swedish
I must have gone back and looked at every post
she ever did studying every detail.
I couldn’t read a word.
At the time no one used translator buttons but I adored it anyways.
I’m still trying to figure out what that green vine is that they use everywhere.
….maybe someday and when I do
I’ll be sure to tell my friend Paula.
….she’s dying to know too.
Snowberries are used often to make beautiful wreaths
for the Holidays.
( image by Minna)
Her style has always had an unfussy natural feel
and using what is in her own backyard and garden
incorporating twigs, mosses, berries and fruit.
( image by Minna)
If the natural way of decorating is your style for the Holidays then
8th issue is where you’ll find great ideas.
interesting ways to wrap your presents
Even if you don’t have snow in the Winter like
our Nordic friends or us New Englanders you may find some inspirations for warming up the outdoors too.
We had a dusting of the lovely white stuff the other morning but
it disappeared a few hours later.
They even closed schools in parts of Connecticut.
Too early for that.
Wouldn’t you love one of these fireplaces???
I myself, in my life have decorated for Christmas in every kind of style
from Victorian to Retro to Country gingham.
This style represents a little of all of these in some way but with
a sense of harmony with nature that I think speaks to many of us.
What is your Style for Christmas this year???
Since it’s been ages since I participated in a White Wednesday
I’m honored to link up to Kathleen’s Party.
She’s been the hostess of this party for sometime now…
must be in the thousands of weeks by now….lol
no but a lot!!!!
I’m always so impressed with the bloggers that keep a party like this going and
visiting the blogs that link up.
So much time and work go into these.
I have met so many wonderful and amazingly talented women and
made some long time friends.
SO here’s a BIG THANK YOU to you
Happy Wednesday to you all!