Monday, November 22, 2010

Dreamy winter gardens

Water Garden Side View
The one thing I really dread about Winter is the lack of perky little plants and flowers. Fortunately, the one thing that doesn't disappear is moss!! I love this perfectly tiny indoor water garden, and it's terrific for the winter blues! The glass mug makes it so chic- as in "I don't really try all that hard, but I'm lovely anyways".

Speaking of moss, I seem to have an odd infatuation with moss of all kinds, especially these Marimo balls! Marimo are a rare form of algea that grows underwater in the form of a perfectly fuzzy spherical ball! They are considered to be lucky and treasured in Japan, and they even have the tendencey to bounce!!!

Arte Sella

 This is one dreary winter garden that I wouldn't mind having in my backyard! Arte Sella is an environmental art exibit that takes place in the fields and woods of the Sella Valley in Italy. How enchanting! Rather than making me feel like a beaver, I imagine walking through this forest would make me feel like a kid who just crawled into the ultimate snow igloo!

(via In Words and Pictures & Black Eiffel)

1 comment:

  1. Erika wonderful woodsy images!!


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