I think this week has been the hardest so far this Winter for me to find any garden inspiration. The weather has been pretty foul and our garden is looking a bit like I feel; rather drab and in need of a bit of colour and sun to liven things up. Ah January, how we love you….
So with little to inspire us on the doorstep, and with Lily keen to continue her never-ending mission to find the perfect stick, we headed to our local wood to blow away the cobwebs.
On arrival it felt like the wood was in hibernation; the trees were bare, the wind was whistling through the trunks and even the birds were hiding away. But if you cast your eyes downwards, life was thriving; moss and lichen were providing a shot of pure green everywhere you looked.
Against the forest floor and in the bleak January light the green was incredible, almost fluorescent. And the textures were so touchy-feely, a real feast for the senses.
At the end of our walk we were rewarded with these.
It was blowing a gale by the time we left and we only just dodged a hailstorm, but we came home energised and rosy-cheeked. And the newest additions to our stick collection are settling in very well.
Joining in as always with Annie’s ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ series at Mammasaurus