You might be really sick of hearing about my terrariums by now, but I've got more to show you so I hope you'll bear with me. First, I thought I might jazz them up a bit by using hemp twine to embellish the rims of the jars with vintage and antique keys. It seems to add a nice touch. But if you look closely at this photo, you might notice another little surprise.
I guess terrariums provide a perfect habitat for not only moss, but also families of tiny mushrooms! In my head, I set up the scenario that this was a Mama shroom and her two babies shyly peaking out from behind her.
I spotted a psychedelic snail in another one of my terrariums, but I may have played a role in putting her there whereas the mushrooms popped up all on their own.
I bought a tiny shadowbox at a local antique shop, which I filled with little treasures. There are mushrooms and cupcakes that I made from clay, as well as fossils, shells that I gathered during my trip to Jamaica in 2002, a skeleton key, and an antique soda cap. I didn't know if these things would complement each other very well, but I actually like the contrast of the bright colors paired with the more rustic objects.
The lovely spring weather has inspired a few trips to local parks, where I am still excitedly jumping on any opportunity to observe signs of the coming season.
And at home, my daffodils have finally bloomed!
I love how happy and sunshiny daffodils are. One of my students picked one for me yesterday, and I wore it in my hair all day. The kids seem to get a kick out of their quirky, flower-child student teacher.
Since these photos were taken, I've found a lot more interesting things around the yard that I'd like to show you but they will have to wait til the next post. What's blooming in your yard right now?