Monday, November 14, 2011

oak

wooded
Nothing like getting out into the woods. If you live near by, the upper gorge trail at Taughannock is worth hiking: right now. Laura goes several times a week and recently gave a great tour here. Yesterday we walked, ran, and rolled in miles of oak leaves. There were so many varieties we couldn't help but gather and share our favorites. Look at the beauty of each step we took!
oak leaves
Some inevitably came home.
oak leaves
To identify...
oak
And to craft with. All of our maples are long gone, but these freshly fallen oak leaves promise a last chance for more leaf crafting.We have our favorite projects: water colored fall leaves and a fall bunting, but it's fun to try out at least one new idea each year. I'm particularly excited to experiment with Jean's technique for doodling on and preserving leaves. And when we're done with leaves, we may move right on to pine cones and other gathered bits with our nature wreath making. I'm loving the deep and subdued hues of November more than ever this year. I hope you get a chance to walk in the woods soon... whatever season it may be in your neighborhood. Pin It

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the idea about leaf doodling. This is something that my grandkids would live to do.

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  2. I love all the different oaks there are, seems we have the same mix here. The rounded leaf ones are my favorite. Lovely purply and mahogany colors this year. xox Corrine

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  3. That book looks amazing, been looking for a great reference to bring on nature walks as a christmas gift. What book is that and is only about oaks?

    Thanks!

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  4. I love that image with all the oak leaves. Just beautiful.

    I'm sure you know this, but you can dye fabric with oak leaves and acorns.(I prefer using the acorns) They make a nice tan.

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  5. Beautiful! I'd be interested in knowing about the book too...

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  6. I clicked over from my blog feed to post a comment asking about that book and I see I'm not the only one interested! I'd love to know the details, the pictures are beautiful and I am all about acorns lately.

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  7. Yes, that little book is a gem! It was my husband's when he was little, but the updated version easy to find today. It the golden guide- trees. Here's a link on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Trees-Revised-Updated-Golden-Guide/dp/158238133X/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321408925&sr=1-1-spell

    If you're looking for this old classic its copyright is 1956 by Herbert S. Zim

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  8. We took an amazing walk through one of our State Parks last week. I would go walk amongst the trees every single day if only I could!

    Thank you for posting the info about the book, it does look wonderful!

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  9. I just ordered a copy of the book. Thanks so much for the info!

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