When writing about the pink sticks in the garden on a recent Six on Saturday, I already had in mind a Monday vase with sticks of some sort, and here they are today. The sticks I have chosen are pink sticks Prunus mume ‘Beni Chidori’, yellow sticks of forsythia from a neighbour’s hedge, white sticks of the locally ubiquitous wild something-or-other which may or may not be plum, and curly sticks of twisted hazel Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’, placed in a chunky rectangular (sorry, cuboid) glass vase and held in place with polished pebbles.
Rather prettier stones than these polished pebbles are the crystal chakra palmstones laid in a semicircle at the base of the vase, from left to right haematite (root chakra), red jasper (sacral), yellow calcite (solar plexus), rose quartz (heart), sodalite (throat), amethyst (third eye), quartz (crown) There are, however, other crystals that could be appropriate to support each of the chakras.
The twigs in the vase are all shouting ‘spring!’ in their respective languages and, like the trees around them, are also now teasing us with the first sign of their new leaves, bringing the promise of a gradual greening of the garden, enclosing us within a shroud of fresh new growth…hallelujah!
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