For Corners of My Home. This is our Nature Table. I think I've posted a photo of it somewhere in the past, but not for Corners, and this certainly is an important 'corner' in our home. This is a little table right near the entryway to the house, and it's full of all sorts of things that came from 'outside', or that represent outside. Periodically, the kids will bring home a pine cone, shell, rock, driftwood or whatever and here is where it ends up. I used to change the tableau quite elaborately with each season, in the Waldorf tradition, but now it's much more 'free form' and led by the kids. It's a bit bare at the moment--to reflect what's going on outside (no snow even! am I really in Maine?), and I just gave it a good clean out (very important once in a while--the PILES of stuff can be a bit much. Dry, crumbling leaves? Oh my.). There are other spots in the house where we have 'outside' on the inside, but this is always my favorite, and I see the kids being drawn to it too--moving just one little thing, or getting a shell to carry around for the day.
I'm inspired by other ways that people bring the natural world into their homes. A basket of shells, branches in a vase, a plant in an unusual spot, rocks scattered about, shells on twine. All so lovely.
I've been getting lots of questions about Corners of My Home. There are no 'rules' to the group. And there are no lists of participants. I've been sharing photos and stories on my blog on Thursdays, but, really, do whatever works for you. You do need a Flickr account to add pictures to the group there (and I ask that you only upload four a day). And if you'd like, leave a link to your blog in the photo description so we can hear the full story on your Corner!