From Nardi Point …
Yes, something was missing. Where were the flowers Laurinda took pleasure in collecting and placing on the oak kitchen table? She knew Laurinda stepped off the deck into the wooded area and gathered pieces of nature to celebrate her mornings. Pinecones, green sticky ball seed pods, holly leaves bright with red berries sometimes mixed with honeysuckle vine, Bluebird feathers, and juniper berries—all were arranged casually and admired. She could read Laurinda’s mood by the seemingly spontaneous items she collected, for each of nature’s items held meaning. Their absence concerned her.
Bringing Nature Home is all about floral arrangements inspired by nature and how these arrangements contribute to wellbeing in our daily lives. Each season produces natural elements, that if we give pause to see, can uplift our spirits.
Laurinda practiced this. She took moments out to walk the golden pine-matted woods and collect pine cones, small twig shapes, varied leaves, a red Cardinal bird feather, berried branches, native grasses, and any wildflower that presented itself. All brought seasonal delight and joy to her day.
So, though the calendar may read winter, wrap a warm scarf around your neck and explore the botanicals out there waiting for you to collect and enjoy.