Thursday, 13 September 2012
There is such a thing as Cloudberries
There is such a thing as cloudberries.
Berries like little amber clouds and they grow in Norway!
Last month I took part in a nature swap organised by A butterfly in my hair (she is full of good ideas like that!). Names were chosen randomly and it turned out that V and I were each others "swappers".
Such a lovely surprise to hear a package drop through the letterbox. A parcel full of nature treasures and a handwritten note. With postage marks from Norway on it.
The shell and stone are from the north of Norway and the other pieces are from V's garden. The petals I can't stop sniffing and V suggested putting them in a cup of herbal tea (But I think they smell too nice for that! Maybe I will save them for a special goldeny Autumn afternoon cup of tea). The soap is made from cloudberries. (First time I ever heard of cloudberries!) The two postcards of girls with flowers are a lovely take on the nature theme - one of them is by an amazing Norwegian artist, Kirstin Vestgard.
Go raibh míle maith agat (thank you!) V