Monday, November 14, 2011
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!
Some inevitably came home.
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.