Thursday, April 10, 2014
Inspired by this, Reece and I collected a few branches from the backyard two weeks ago to do a little twig study. When we first moved into our home, almost 17 years ago, we had a forsythia bush and I would always bring in twigs to force at this time of the year. So happy to be reminded of this wonderful project by Dawn.
The three of us placed bets on which branch would leaf out first, and I won! I said lilac, Justin laid his bets on birch and Reece voted for the willow. So far the lilac is leafing out and sharing its beautiful spring green colour with us, and the willow is not far behind. The birch is a little slower. We also have some apple twigs in the jar, and I think it will be the next to leaf out.
It has been a fun little experiment, and added a little bit of spring magic to our days.