This is my second contribution to the amazing Urban Jungle Bloggers series. An initiative by bloggers Judithand Igor. This month it's about choosing 1 plant and style it 3 ways. My plant is a tinySedum Rubrotinctum . I like it's colors going from pale green to pink to red. The specimen I used is so tiny that it disappears between things but once found it's a joy for the eye. Can't wait for it to grow bigger. Here is how I styled My Sedum in 3 different areas of my house.
1 > LIVING ROOM > Plants and books and coffee-tables, perfect combination to me. Here my Sedum is planted in a beautiful raku pot by sculptor Stefania Malferrari. 2 > SLEEPING ROOM > Here it's in my 4,5 years old boy's room, in good company with pictures, tiny baby shoes, Jip&Janneke postcard and robot toy. It looks so nice I decided to leave it there. This cutie is now my boy's first plant. 3 > BATHROOM > Here in another beautiful raku ceramic vase made by Stefania Malferrari. I love how the plant sits in this small 3-legged-vessel. Psstt.... a little behind the scene thing: the plant you see next to the Sedum in this picture is a lovely Minosa Pudica that was originally my first choice for this series. I guess it was just too shy to be handled, styled and photographed. Wanna know why? Have a look here.
Few thoughts on the past week. I was away for what we in Italy call a 'white week', meaning going somewhere in the mountains where one can find lots of snow and ski. Ski is something I am trying to learn and that is gradually qualifying to my surprise as something I can (more or less) do. I don't know why, I've got mixed feelings about it. When you start as a 40+ lady something that should probably be best learned at 5, you face uncomfortable territory -to say the least. If it were not for pictures, I'd have hard time believing I came down some steep (for me anyway) intermediate trails. Naturally with the help of ski lessons and a very patient and talented teacher. Sometimes I just need time to look back at what I did, reconsider things to finally be aware of the progress I am making. Gradually I am feeling happy about it, yet I feel it has been a strange week for me. I took so little time for what I normally like best: take pictures, enjoy the wonderful landscapes, spend quality time with my little family/friends.