Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers...

I'm generally not very good at joining in with groups or big crowds. I've talked about it before, so you'll probably all know about it by now. However, there are some things I do like to take part in and Urban Jungle Bloggers is one of those. In fact, it's the only monthly "group activity" I'm currently participating in. It does of course help that I can get involved in a way that very much suits me. I can think about my words, don't have to do small talk with half a dozen people simultaneously and I get to take photos according to what I want to express. It does also help that I like the idea of plants taking centre stage in posts and images and that it is a subject that is closely linked our homes and the environment. And coffee. Yes, the Urban Jungle Bloggers theme for this month is plants and coffee. Two things I need in my home. I love my plants, in fact, I tend to kill them with my love by overwatering them which is something I'm not proud of. I'm still learning. The ones that are so far surviving though are important to me and the feel of my home...

Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers

Since I've already featured my few other living plants, I decided to go down a somewhat different route this month. It might be ever so slightly off topic, but I think it still works because, after all, my little twigs used to be a plant. These are small myrtle twigs which I have kept from my festive wreath well over a month ago. A small pot sits on my table and next to my coffee every morning. I have another one on my coffee table because one clearly wasn't enough. I love the dried and curled up small leaves which have completely retained their colour and the tiny black berries attached to the twigs. There's something nearly sculptural about how they peek out from the little pot. The colour of the twigs belies their fragility as even a light touch causes the leaves to drop off, but there's something equally tough about them, holding on and refusing to be dictated to by the change of seasons. I quite like that. And I like the fact that I have a little bit of "recycled" green on my table when I drink my coffee in the morning. 

Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers
Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers
Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers
Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers
Coffee & January's Urban Jungle Bloggers
Urban Jungle Bloggers

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