spring nature table
Originally uploaded by miesmama
At our house there is a special place called the nature table, it's actually the top of a bookcase, but no matter. It changes with the seasons, as well as the days.
Artwork, courtesy of artist Ruth Elsaesser, and the season fairies mark the season, and then we embellish. Things we find outside are brought in and given pride of place. The wee birds nest was discovered after a windy rainstorm, although the eggs are cotton spun replicas, don't worry!
There are lots of pine, and fir, cones to be found, as well as rocks, a lovely piece of lichen, and pretty birch bark. It really is a lovely way to bring nature inside, and remind us all of its importance.