You may have many nice objects in your home, but setting aside a special place for an ‘altar’ to Nature’s Beauty can be a joy to see and a welcoming sight when you arrive home. This is where you can put the most special objects, fancy or humble, which express an appreciation of Mother Nature and feed your soul.
A buffet top or a front entrance table is a good place for a vase of flowers, an interesting seedpod or pine cone or a few of your favorite objects. Use your most beautiful vases there. No keys, no mail. Teach a child how to pick and arrange flowers. Or have them teach you! No matter the season, a child will find something to cut and bring inside for this spot.
Don’t forget that outdoors is also a place where such a place can be set aside.
In the summer a patio table can be a place to set a pot, keeping it current and groomed of faded flowers, always looking fresh and nice. No matter what the condition of the rest of the garden, this one place gives your eye a place to rest and as summer flowers fade still brings a bright spot of color. Even better is if the table is in view of the house.
In winter, in our area where it snows, it is a challenge to keep an attractive outdoor area with in view of the house, where melting snow and wood storage close by can be distracting and messy. Creating a special place outside your windows can be a way to display snow patterns on branches or or other natural objects.
This season, take a look at places within view of your windows:
- See what pots and seasonal items can be stashed away.
- Bring in all your ceramic pots that hold water as they may freeze and crack.
- Sugar pine cones can be stood inside pots as a decoration and when they catch snow it can be even prettier.
- In an urn or large pot, decorative branches can be placed so they catch snow in different designs.
- If you have evergreens in a Christmas tree shape, put them in view of your windows. They’re weather proof!
The designs of snow and ice can be very intricate and give a beautiful look to your garden even in Winter. Having a focal point to set it off is fun! ~~ Sue