Wednesday, April 18, 2012
White Hearts, Blog Giveaway and Good Old Black Dirt!
I want to share a giveaway with you from my Etsy friend Deb at "Dragonfly Treasures". She is giving away a scrapbook set of pages. She got one herself and is sharing the other! She is always sharing my Etsy listings in the Etsy blogs and I wish I knew how to make the listing she shares. I can do an Etsy Treasury, but unsure of the Etsy Cottage Blog sets.
I also have my moss in my ByLightOfMoon etsy shop featured in the Etsy Upcyclers's Blog! As you probably already know, I adore upcycling and reusing anything I can find for another purpose! They even have a Pinterest page full of ideas.
I use my moss in terrariums and in my plants for soil coverings. I love making fairy gardens and have a moss garden in my yard! I live in the forest in North Carolina and I am always finding moss that I just can't pass up.
Have you been seeing all the white hearts on the ground lately? Actually they are the flower's leaves falling from the dogwood trees and they are magnificent! I have been drying them on my unused window screens in my craft room in the attic. Sometimes they are already dried when I find them but I try not to bruise any flowers when I pick them up if freshly fallen. I will use them in potpourri and I really should press some in book pages.
Yesterday I was down by our creek in the neighborhood and as I was walking to the spot I have been collecting good black dirt for my flower garden and to refresh the soil around my roses since our lots if a lot of red clay. I heard this noise like a rattle and it dawned on me, SNAKE! Oh jeepers, was I glad I had my long handle hoe. I have never taken it with me before, just my tiny hand rake! I just calmly told the black rattlesnake to leave me alone and I would leave it alone as it creeped down to the creek from the bank.
Oh, I knew I was never alone in the woods, but it sure surprised me. I have been down there the day before getting black soil for my growing flower bed to plant my seeds and then when I started to feed my rose bushes I knew I needed more so I returned to the same spot. It is beautiful there with the mountain laurel branches curling around me and the rhododendron is getting ready to bloom. I have never seen the rhododendron bloom and I am excited. The mountain laurel is one of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen! Get ready for lots of photos when they bloom, both of them.
Posted by ByLightOfMoon Cyndi at 4:03:00 PM