Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
When I was a young farm kid in 4-H, flower arranging was one of the projects I found very creative. That was the first time I saw the subtle colors of fall and winter and learned that their was beauty in barren branches. I’ve put some thought into the seasons of my garden and when bushes went on sale, I bought beautiful red twig dogwoods. Four of them. Three years ago, I looked for them at the end of the season, but they were gone. Instead I bought another type of dogwood for their chartreuse twigs. The red twig keeps its color longer. I still have some I harvested from the roadside before I left Wisconsin four years ago.