Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Pressed leaves

There is something wonderful about the papery quality of pressed leaves. Some become almost transparent. They retain their colour as long as they're not left in direct sunlight. A great reminder of how colourful the world is when you're in the depths of January and feel like the world will stay brown and grey forever. They smell great, a bit like a barn full of newly cut hay.

The best time to pick and press leaves is in early spring before they've had holes eaten 
in them by caterpillars. 

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