Thursday, April 10, 2014

Twig Study




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.

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  1. They will bloom... I did the same with forsythia many moons ago :0) mari

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    1. I have to get my hands on some forsythia, I think Reece would love to see it. I will go hunting this weekend :)

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  2. My mother in law always has a sill full of twigs she is sprouting, something I have never done.
    Have fun.

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  3. So fun. I knew the lilac would be ahead! ;-)
    Our apple twigs shared the best blossoms when we forced them. They will be pretty!
    Thanks for sharing. So happy you did this!

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    1. I knew it would be too ;)

      I can't wait to see the apple, I am anticipating lots of beauty.

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  4. Neat study! Filing this one away for sure. Be well.

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    1. Yes, in a few years it will be awesome for your little one :)

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  5. Gorgeous photos Kim!! This is something that I never quite appreciated when I lived in FL, spring budding, when every thing begins to wake up and rejuvinate. Such an amazing process...
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you MJ. It is so amazing, and something everyone should experience :)
      xo

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  6. What fun - I think we'll do this too:-)

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  7. I wish we could do this but the trees here don't lose their leaves. We'd have to go up to the mountains for that!

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  8. Bringing the outdoors indoors looks like fun and will be a fun way to learn :) My dad used to do that!

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    1. Tons of fun. I think there are lots of the older generation that used to do it, a little something we have lost as we lose our connection to nature :(

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  9. We always used to do this when I was growing up, I especially loved doing it with horse chestnuts with their sticky buds. We haven't done it for years so thanks for reminding me too!

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    1. Oh I bet horse chestnuts would be awesome. Happy to remind you, have fun if you give it a go :)

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  10. Love this! And those images are amazing - they look so healing / soothing to me xx

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