With the deep cold of the past week, I've been staying snug inside. What better time to play with the macro lens! I'd seen photos of poppy seeds before that intrigued me, so I got out the spice jar and had some fun. Who would have thought that what appear to be little round black seeds to the naked eye are in reality colorful textured bean shapes! It was the purple and reddish colors that surprised me the most and that blush of sage green or aqua on some of them.
Tucked away in my treasure box, I found some teensy dollhouse spoons. It makes it look like a spoon full of blackberries!
Outside it has been very cold. The birdfeeders have been kept well stocked with food. A pair of Collared Doves have become regular visitors! I loved them in Flagstaff and love that I have them here as well!
Inside, a pot of blooming crocus keeps the hope of warmer days to come alive!
There have been a few crafty pursuits as well. I made these tiny books years ago but got them out as inspiration for making some new little books. These are little bitsy books, only 2" tall by 1 1/4" wide. Someday I'll put little poems in them. In the meantime, they are inspiring some new bigger books.
I wanted some new coasters for the living room to liven up these cold winter days. I found this pattern from Red Heart that was perfect!
Red seems to have become my winter accent color this year. It's made it into my wardrobe and my home! Ever since I saw Jude's lovely heart, I've been wanting to make one of my own. It's just getting started, but offers a bright bit to work on during the cold grey and white days of winter.
A mug of vanilla chai is the perfect compliment to a chilly day! Stay warm dear friends!