Housemartin blog is written by a florist, wandering around her neighbourhood, she finds beautiful branches like these:
See more of these hinged wooden books by Francesca from London on her lovely blog "Mrs Eliot Books".
Thanks to Dear Ada blog I found American artist Mollie Favour and her botanical paintings. Mollie says of her work:
"The seed pods are simultaneously dormant and wildly sprouting with fleshy overspills of horticultural ripeness, poignant discrepancies between inside and out, and the distinction between the brittle husk and the vulnerable core."
Her inspiration is similar to my own in expolring the weird and wonderful forms of nature.