It’s been many weeks since I joined Cathy at Rambling In the Garden for her weekly meme to showcase a creation from my land or garden, because with everything fully dormant, there wasn’t much to inspire me.
Inspiration came today in a post by Murtagh’s Meadow, commemorating St. Brigid’s Day, a patron saint of Ireland, and the celebration of the first day of spring in that part of the world.
Although spring is another six weeks away for me, I thought I’d try my hand at a St. Brigid’s Cross. Never having made one, I looked for a video to see how it was made. I know of a wet place in the field across the road where rushes grow, so I headed out to cut a bunch.
It wasn’t difficult to make, and I reckon the above result is not bad for my first attempt! If hung above your door, it is said to protect you from evil, hunger and fire. Sounds like a fine charm to me!
Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week. Feel free to join in, sharing your own weekly creation with a link to Cathy’s blog.