I have a little box in my bedroom, full of seaglass, tiny shells and striped pebbles. All treasures collected from beach trips over the past few years. I always come home from the beach with pockets full of finds - I'm looking forward to staying near the beach in a few weeks' time and filling up my pockets once more. Sitting on pebble banks, sifting through wave-washed colours. Walking, hunched over, at the shore line, spotting the blue and green jewels of glass.
Our garden has mostly gone past its white phase now - the snowdrops are long gone, the Solomon's seal has all died back, and even the dandelions have disappeared. So this week's Nature in the Home comes courtesy of the (far off) shore line. The pearlised white shells, washed smooth by the sea and bleached further by the sun.
There are a few white flowers left in the garden though - and I couldn't resist snipping a few blooms. Un-floral Wednesdays feel slightly odd now! The 'Mock Orange' (Philadelphus) is growing profusely at the moment, ever upwards and outwards. The foxgloves are covering the garden at the moment too. As pure white as their flowers are, I wasn't going to bring them indoors because the bees love them so much (and there's that little thing of them being poisonous!).