Yesterday The Duck Lady and I got together to collect greens for wreath making and to decorate her farmstand for Christmas.
Here in Maine we’re sort of spoiled with all the different varieties of trees to choose from for making wreaths and there are plenty of winterberries dotting the landscape as well.
Wreaths are a big deal here in New England and people tend to leave the wreaths hanging on their door until Mid Spring.
When we first moved here I used to think it was strange to see winter wreaths still on people’s doors in late March or early April. And then I figured out why.
- Nobody uses their front door.
- There is still snow on the ground.
- People like to photograph the snow/winter scene.
- It’s too cold outside to be fiddling around taking down wreaths and Christmas lights.
Last year I don’t think we took our wreaths down until it was time to start digging in the dirt… which was in late April if I am remembering correctly.
So we’re acclimating. 😉
Every year the wreaths I make turn out a little different and sometimes I wonder if I’ll still be as excited to go out and gather up nature’s bounty to make them when I’m old and gray.
I hope so. I hope I never lose the satisfaction of creating something with my hands.
After all, it’s the little things that bring us the most joy I think.
Here’s to another beautiful day in chilly coastal Maine. 🙂
Have a good one,