Before Christmas I put some of the branches we trimmed from our Christmas tree out in an urn on our front steps. I liked the look of it and left it for a while. Well nearly two months to be exact. The other day I looked at it and it looked like this.
Pretty pathetic and you might notice that 90% of the pine needles are on the ground. Ok so clearly they had to go but what would take their place?
That afternoon I was in the back yard and noticed the tiniest little fluff of a pussy willow opening on a bush. So tiny that when I went back later to find it I couldn't for the life of me spot it. I've always loved pussy willows. We have a big bunch of them I love to display inside but I never thought of putting them outside. Why not, that is where they usually live after all. So out they went to meet the urn.
It has been such a mild winter here. There are buds on the trees and the crocuses are poking up!
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The Shady Porch