52 Vases Week 13: Branches

Monday was St. Barbara’s day and although I am not religious, I track the world’ holidays for their symbolism, intent and beauty.  A custom for St. Barbara’s is to bring in branches of flowering trees and shrubs and “force” them, or put them in a warm environment to trick them into blooming.  Like forcing narcissus, this tricks us as well, and reinforces our hope that spring follows winter and warmth and green will return to the earth.


This tall vase complements the leggy branches.  I have plum, pear, and cherry in the mix here.  In a few weeks, we’ll hopefully see what happens!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: