When all the social media feeds are awash with excitement about the arrival of Spring. I found myself, oddly, hankering to hold onto the last of these dark winter days. I guess because in the evenings, lights inside homes still cast a familiar glow, and wood fires flicker with warmth and cosiness. It calms me to look at layers of textured blankets and woolen jumpers casually thrown over chairs. Yet…I know that the lighter days and early Spring sunshine beckon with a new energy to surround my home, and so my final adieu to Winter, was capturing many of the hedgerow plants on a walk this week in all its darkness and mood.
My images this week have been textured to give them an extra dimension of drama, a mood, an effect. The air was bracing and cold and sharp and ye
t in what to some walkers seems a barren winter landscape, I found so much to see and be thankful for.
The staple of many a dried flower arrangement and yet their clustered heads fascinate me.
Catkins everywhere, dangling their pretty seed heads. Wouldn’t these make great earrings? The inner Jeweller Designer in me always sees inspiration in nature. I used to be like this when I made my jewellery pieces using silver metal clay that I would imprint with bark and seeds and fire in the kiln.
Tentative blossom, which I spotted rambling over a garden wall in the village that I walked across to.
What season do you love best? Is there a favourite and why?
I would love to know how you embrace each season. Do you change the furniture around? Or…add cushions and lighter fabrics.
Next week is waiting and I can’t wait to see what inspires me and you.