In Japan, today is Greenery Day (Midori no hi), the beginning of a succession of national holidays known as Golden Week. It formerly marked the birthday of Emperor Hirhito, and is now set aside for the appreciation and preservation of japan's natural environment.
What a lovely idea.
Today's pics are of things made - socks, beret, emergency tea-cosy (do you have it in blues?!!) and a beautiful rushwork hat modelled by The Bean at the Guild day, following the talk on the re-introduction of rushcutting on the Stour in Dorset.