I have planted 5 acorns in a huge pot on my balcony and maybe I shall get little shoots coming out of the earth in the spring. I love acorns and the shape of the oak leaf is so beautiful... not to mention the tree itself which emanates a feeling of solidity, expansion and continuity.
This little ginkgo leaf caught my eye where it had fallen in the branches. The sun was illuminating its golden colour and three smaller leaves appear in translucency - creating a natural and very beautiful leaf collage!
Tracy Chevalier is an author whose books I enjoy reading. "Why Willows Weep" is a book of short stories by different authors who have kindly donated their stories. For every copy of the the book sold, The Woodland Trust plants five native trees. I have just ordered my copy of this book. All you nature lovers may want to do the same.