Quite recently, on our trip to Kakopetria village, I spotted this creeper on a house wall.
I have to say that, as much as I love shooting plants and flowers, I don’t know much about them besides the common ones. I thought it would be hard to find information about this creeper because I only had a picture and no clue what is called. So I searched for it as a red creeper in the web and I found it quickly.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia, known as Virginia creeper, Victoria creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger. It is a prolific deciduous climber. It is grown as an ornamental plant, because of its ability to rapidly cover walls and buildings, and its deep red to burgundy fall (autumn) foliage.
An important information is that its berries are highly toxic to humans. On the other hand they are not toxic to birds, which provide an important winter food source for many bird species.
The turning of the season is always a great opportunity to capture the change of the surroundings.
Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees and plants. The leaves are changing colors and become yellow, orange, red and brown.
Red, yellow, orange and brown leaves are blending all together and create a colorful veil, which is embracing the earth and transforms the surroundings into a spectacular view.
Another hobby of mine is crafting. And this project is one of my favourites. I decorated my living room with these yarn wrapped bottles of ‘LOVE’. We had learned this technique at elementary school in art&craft. It’s probably a kid’s craft so if you have children, this is a another way to spend some creative and quality time with them and have a good time yourself. Plus, It is very easy.
Materials you will need:
glass bottles or jam jars
yarn or thick thread
white adhesive (mod podge)
for the details – leather cord, ribbons, buttons, zips, piece of cloth, flowers, wire e.t.c
Apply the adhesive with the paint brush on the bottle. Start wrapping firmly the thread/yarn around it, until the bottle is completely wrapped. At the end you can decorate your bottle with flowers, letters, butterflies and other things you like.