Friday, March 11, 2011

Early Spring Nature Table

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'March is an old man,
old and cold..
grey beard and weary....

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soon he'll be going,
the grass will turn green..
soon the warm sun will melt him,
and he will be gone..'
Needlefelting inspired by Elsa Beskow's
'Around the Year'

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We have soaked and lightly covered hard wheatberries with a thin layer of soil..
and up sprouted the grass in less than 3 days!
We plan on using it for W's Easter basket, too.
The earth is damp and squishy after a full day of rain yesterday..
the crocus is more lovely and purple than ever...

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20 comments:

  1. Your nature table is lovely. I feel a little regretful as we head into Autumn here. I should try to embrace it a little more, I think.

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  2. Oh I love your plants. My daughter does felting it is a nice art form. B

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  3. so beautiful! what a great idea for the wheatberries!

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  4. We used to do a nature "plate", since we don't actually have a table devoted to it, for lack of space, but somehow it vanished when winter came. Thanks for reminding me of bringing back something in our home my kids and I both loved and always looked forward to! I think it's time we bring it back!

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  5. Sweet as can be, as always.
    Love to you!
    XO

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  6. Such a beautiful and inspiring nature table!

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  7. Very inspiring! I like the old March man.
    We plant "Easter gras" ,as we call it, every year in the weeks before Easter. The Easter bunny will then secretly place a red egg there (in the Waldorf tradition...)
    I love all the hiding, hoping and secrets of early childhood!
    Warmly,
    Hanna

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  8. Pretty! Good idea on the grass! I put a few sprouts in a small bowl for ours b/c I had the seeds, but the grass is a great idea!

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  9. The crocus are so beautiful!

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  10. so so pretty this is! happy early spring to you!

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  11. Oh, how gorgeous! I am so inspired by this beautiful nature table! It makes me want to get right to work! Okay, maybe tomorrow as I spent most of today at an EC conference, and I am now pretty tuckered out. : )

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  12. The spring nature table is so cute. I love the elfin character. Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  13. Yay for the spring nature table!! I especially love your little gnome!! He's cute. :-)

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  14. Beautiful photos! You have such a lovely blog - I can't believe I had not seen it before! I'm so glad to have found you, and I will be back!

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  15. Your last few posts have been lovely. I was especially touched by your reflection on Lent. Your words really captured the season. I'll be sharing on my blog this week how we mark the days of Lent. I hope you'll stop by.

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