"when life gives you lemons...
So the saying goes.
So when life -- notably a birthday, a teacher thank you gift, and an anniversary -- gave us a plethora of salal leaves, I figured it was a sign I should make a salal wreath; something I haven't done in a long time.
Salal grows wild around here, so in the past I've always hunted and gathered my supplies -- I have to admit, florist quality salal is a far cry from the hunter/gatherer variety; the leaves are huge and beautifully spaced along gently arching stems. Nice!