Mixed media "snippets"
I've had a wonderfully quiet weekend that is coming to a close all too quickly. Catherine was visiting and she painted up a storm while I "deconstructed" prints, prints, and more prints. (None of which are shown above.) I am planning to turn them into small collages and add them to my Etsy shop at some point.....hopefully, sooner rather than later. :)
Daphne (my favorite winter fragrance)
While she and I were working on our respective projects inside, my husband was busy in the garden. He offered some grasses that had outgrown their beds to a neighbor down the street, and she brought this Deodara cedar cone for us to see. So amazing to see the intelligence of nature! Turns out the cone makes a perfect starting pot for seed germination.
Of course, I thought the cone had been on the ground and had come apart and collected seeds that then germinated. But no, it's a genuine, high-density seed nursery where multiple layers of cedar seeds germinate in pop-up seed "cups" that eventually "deconstruct" and swirl off the center spindle. How cool is that?!
Deodara cedar cone
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, too!
(Oh, and by the way....am I the only one that didn't know about the magic of these cones??)