Plant Tour

I wanted to take you guys on a mini plant tour! Lately I've been buying lots of plants. (By lots, I mean 6 more than I had before, which was zero - so it feels like a lot.) I have an air plant, an ivy plant, a rosemary plant, a mint plant, a rex begonia plant, and a string of pearls plant. And I'd like to introduce you to each of them!

plant tour - air plant

First up, the air plant. This baby is my newest baby, and it is literally an air plant. Meaning, it doesn't root. You give it water every few weeks, but otherwise it's happy just sitting by itself on a shelf or in a jar or in a terrarium like that gorgeous glass beauty I bought to go with it...


plant tour - ivy

Next, my ivy plant. This little beauty has been growing steadily and happily. I think she gets a little too much sun when I'm gone during the day, so I'm trying to figure out just the right spot for her to sit while I'm at work. I love the fresh green of the ivy and how homey it made the apartment look.

plant tour - rosemary

The rosemary! How it grew. I bought just a little plant a month ago and it's already quite large. I need to research more recipes to use fresh rosemary in, and I'm also going to begin drying some to save for later.

plant tour - mint

I don't know what happened to the mint. One day it was low and leafy, and the next day it shot up like a gangly teenager. This stuff is huge now! On the list: buy lemons and make infused lemon and mint water to bring to work. Mmmm.

plant tour - string of pearls

String of pearls. Lovely, lovely string of pearls. I was so excited to find and buy one of these after seeing one hanging in my friend Liz's window. They are so delicate and elegant, and absolutely gorgeous. I don't really have a place to hang her yet - she is currently perched on a living room window sill with her strings precariously hooked around the window latch. Isn't she just beautiful?

plant tour - collection

Thank you for coming on my plant tour! This photo is of my babies before they got big. Look how small the mint is! Oh yes, and there's the rex begonia in the top right corner. I can't figure it out. I just repotted it (no photos yet) and am hoping it will begin to thrive. They're supposed to have lovely foliage and skimpy little white flowers, so we'll see!

Have you done any planting or potting this year? I'd love to see! Comment below or send me a link to your blog/instagram!

Sunday Wanderings: Seaside and Forest

The past few Sundays have been unbelievably gorgeous. What else can you do when the weather is gorgeous but be outdoors? Here are some photos from the past few Sunday wanderings I did.


Last Sunday, my friend Megan and her husband Mitch invited me to tag along on a drive to the seaside. New Hampshire has a very short coastline (only 18 miles or so), but what we do have is beautiful. We drove straight due east and then turned to drive north up along the coast. The shoreline here is rocky and wild, with lots of tide pools, breakers, and colorful seaweed. We hiked along the rocks, gathering beautiful shells and pieces of wave-tossed driftwood to make things.




We gathered tiny shells with holes in them and edges worn beautifully smooth. I incorporated them into a weaving I was working on, to add a textural bit of beauty to an otherwise plain weaving.


A favorite!



I love the New England coastline. It's so wild and rugged-looking. The sun was warm on our backs and the wind was kind to us, blowing softly and sweetly. I breathed so deeply that day.

Afterwards we went to Portsmouth and I introduced my friends to The Soupery. If you're ever in need to go. They literally have the best soups.


This past Sunday, we decided to go on yet another adventure! The weather was a bit chillier than last week, but the sun was still bright and warm and cheery. I took Megan and Mitch to a place called Purgatory Falls, where (you guessed it) we hiked along a river and saw waterfalls.





After hiking for an hour or so, we took a side trail and ended up on a snowmobile track that led up a hillside to a 'viewpoint'. The rocky road opened out into a beautiful wide field with a single tree in the middle and a long stone wall at the foot of the hill. There was a beautiful view of the Uncanoonic Mountains, and hardly a cloud in the sky. I laid back on the dry, crackling grass and I could feel the earth turning. Actually I think I was just dizzy from walking much harder and longer than I had anticipated, but it was special. That little clearing was so quiet and peaceful.



It's so important to explore the world around you, and make time to be outdoors. To breathe deeply and open your hands and listen to God in the quiet. I'm hoping to make adventures a regular thing - to explore of my beautiful home state and exercise my body and breathe the fresh air. Stay tuned for more posts like these!