Rainy Days and Tiny Worlds
Hello blog land!
We are into the second half of the winter holidays here. The weather is miserable, uni has already started so I have been busy with that and cabin fever is well set in. We needed an activity to entertain us all that didn’t involve electronic screens which in my house can be a challenge at times like this. The lego has been getting a fairly good work out so far but there is only so much lego you can build, even if you are a smallish to medium sized boy. So I decided we would make some miniature terrariums.
I have long adored terrariums. When I was a small girl I used to love making ‘fairy gardens’ in ice cream containers. It has been on my list of things to do for years but, well, you know how it goes with me. That list is LONG. So anyhoo, I had some jars put away just for this purpose. The two with glass stoppers are coffee jars, the other two I picked up at an op-shop. Yesterday we made use of some less-yukky-than-usual weather and collected some moss and succulents from my aunt’s garden. The boys had fun being creative and arranging their mini-worlds and I think they did a pretty good job. We also had enough stuff left over to fill a pot I found in my garden shed that I had bought one day, in the hope of starting a bonsai (like I said, the list is long!).
And I will leave you with a quote from Tasman: “The best part about terrariums, is imagining being tiny enough to live in one”.