Blooming January

I wish you all a happy, healthy, heartwarming and hopeful 2018! I hope you started the new year well.

Although January is called the darkest month, there’s still plenty of color to be found. And that makes me really happy and thankful. When I’m outside these days, I’m always on the lookout for beauty and color even on a dark and grey day. In our garden we have 3 different kind of hellebore and the smaller ones are already blooming. I really love their soft color palette with pastel winter hues. The perfect inspiration for the new ear studs I’m working on and that need to be colored!

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”

Luther Burbank

How true is this quote! At least for me! I couldn’t live without flowers!

This morning I collected some typical winter flowers to color these dark days. Isn’t it wonderful how winter treats us kindly with these bright colors, as if it knows how we are so much in need for beauty and some color? Casting our eyes over these colors and growth leads to a happy contentment, don’t you agree? This tiny hellebore is like a little shining sun to me.

A collection of green and dark purple hazel, hellebore, viburnum, green buds, pink snowberry and flowering yellow winter jasmine. The marigold and daisies are still blooming in the garden. Probably because we haven’t had a very cold winter until now. I really hope there will be some cold days coming as it’s so necessary for nature. Have you also seen blooming flowers in your winter garden or in the hedgerows in your neighbourhood?

Going outside on a winter’s day and allowing sunlight into your eyes increases serotonin in the brain and is so helpful to fight against that down feeling one can sometimes have during winter. It might be difficult to actual put on your boots and coat to go outside but when you come back from your walk you will feel renewed and refreshed. I notice that is becomes easier by the years and it’s medicine to my soul! Just as flowers are…

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