Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Foraging

Acorns and leaves, dried flowers and herbs, rose hips and plums, pinecones and sticks, seed pods and gourds... all are a beautiful part of Fall.  Those pretty things are a part of the ordinary,  but lovely blessings we can enjoy every year at this time.

I love to go on walks and forage in the Fall.  I like to find pretty things to decorate the  house with, rose hips to make tea, pinecones to use as fire starters, and decorations, wild plums to make jam, and what ever else comes across my path.  I have happy memories of the kids when they were young, going out with me to pick wild plums for jam, or gourds for crafts, or all kinds of odds and ends to decorate with.  Those memories are treasures to me, and I go on doing some of the same sorts of things every year, because it is a delightful, peaceful and cozy Fall thing to do, and kindles those sweet memories and feelings of contentment.

We got about six inches of snow yesterday, can you believe that?  It is definitely a little early to be having snow; It was very pretty.  Snow is so pretty, but I am not ready for the snow yet; how about you?  Thankfully,  it has been melting very quickly and by later to day, it ought to back to what these pictures look like.  I hope you all have a long, lovely peaceful fall, and that the snow of Winter will be put off just a little longer.

Coming soon:
A centerpiece  made with the "findings" of Fall

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  1. I love Autumn and everything that goes with it. I love the crispness in the air, the changing colors all around, the warmth of a roaring fire! It just doesn't get any better than that, especially here in Colorado.
    I do however wish winter and snow would hold off a bit longer, I'm not much for the freezing temps either!
    I can't wait to see what your centerpiece is going to look like!
    Much Love,

  2. Snow!! I am a bit jealous :-) We are seeing our temps drop weekly and soon we'll have some snow. For now I'm enjoying days in the 50-60's and sipping hot tea.

    Love all your fall foraging. So pretty. I miss the woods and tress in Northern California but we enjoy Iowa too.

    "Bloom where you are planted" is such good advice because their is beauty to be found everywhere.


  3. I was just thinking we need to go on our nature walk in the mountains to get some pine cones.
    I love the Fall!!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. What gorgeous pictures MOM!!! I missed this post!! I think a great fall thing to do is always read your Fall posts!! You put me in the perfect atmosphere for the day :) I can't wait to one day be back with you and doing Fall foraging again. You blessed all of us kids so much. I love you.... :) Misssssss you soooo much.....