Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hey Buds! You can't stop Mother Nature from growing when she has her mind made up!

Evergreen branches are so nice to decorate with in the winter months.

Easy to find, clip and collect - sometimes in your own yard, they really are festive!

My window boxes outside are filled with the long lasting evergreens, but I also like a vase or two of them in the house.

Long lasting and great smelling are a great combination!

Even though my branches have been clipped for over a month now and sitting in a vase of water, amazingly an occasional bud opens on the end of a branch. The warm house has fooled the branches (and Mother Nature) into thinking it is spring and time to grow!

Here is a bud on a branch that we clipped off some trees back in early December!

Here are a couple of buds in the living room vase (these came in a flower arrangement my sister sent well before Christmas, with great smelling cinnamon sticks in it, too)

Isn't that amazing?! I think so!

For many years I helped out some friends who own a Christmas Tree Farm in RI, and that is another reason I love evergreen branches. I spent a lot of time in the fir, pine and spruce! Some people would tell us about how branches on their Christmas trees had also budded out - I even recall seeing a picture of one that had tons of opening buds!

Growth and life do like to continue onward. Thank goodness for resiliency!

I am a Putnamaniac that loves to see my buds! 

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