As the garden winds down outdoors, I treasure having bits of it inside.

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Case in point–this homage to mother nature on a table in our dining room window.

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Cuttings from tender plants are rooting in water.

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Annual Celosia is dropping seeds on a china plate. I’ll plant these little black seeds next spring.

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I found this wooden knot on a walk a few years ago. It makes a wonderful stand for my vintage metal salt shaker birds.

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These little connections to the natural world make me feel better at a time of year when days are short, often wet and gloomy.

Next on my list: Boxwood in vases and bowls of Nandina berries for the holidays.

What about you? How do you enjoy bringing the outside IN?

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