Friday, January 18, 2008

Take a Winter Wildflower Walk


To get ready for next weeks theme, plan a walk for sometime in the next few days to a natural area, and take your camera. While you are out walking, look for some evidence of the wildflowers of last summer, or the wildflowers that will come when the weather warms. Have the children in your life come along and help you search. While you are out walking take time to look for the little beauties that we normally pass by. You might find some treasures such as dry seed heads, colorful sticks, grasses and such to bring home and put in a vase. Look for cones from conifer cones, such as pine cones or fir cones or spruce cones, because they are also like the flowers of the tree, part of the pollination and seed making process. Once you are home you could decorate a little table in celebration of winter. Here is a winter table that Tiny Happy set up in her home in Norway. If you set up a winter table at your house, be sure to blog about it and link up with the Mister Linky.

I walked around our property today and photographed what I could find. Seed heads and colorful stalks caught my eye. I found some rosettes of leaves, waiting for spring. Weather allowing, we hope to go for a walk in a more wild park tomorrow.

2 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

VJ said...

I would love to walk around, but, well, it's winter here, and we have about eight inches of snow on the ground; plus it's -8 (eight below) and falling. Tomorrow is supposed to stay below zero with winds.

Don't think I'll be out walking anytime soon.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

I did find something that might b e considered a "flower".....wait until you see.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom
PS I love to walk in the snow. Have you seen my daughter's blog entry about winter walks?
http://heartsandtrees.blogspot.com/2008/01/nature-walks-in-bad-weather-charlotte.html