Friday, October 2, 2009

season's changing


We've had strangely warm and sunny autumn this year. Colors are changing slowly and the season's changing so gradually, that it's hard to notice. Maybe things are speeding up from now on, since in the morning for the first time this fall there was frost on the ground. Or there could be another explanation - this autumn I've been mostly inside and the time spent outdoors has been cut to a minimum.

We haven't had a real nature table ever, but I'm trying to build us one. We had a little adventure with with the boys in the woods (meaning here a small set of trees, not a real forest) and we found some treasures. Those treasures turned into colorful felted acorns. The felting itself was so much fun and perfect for the bigger and the smaller hands!

Our nature table needs some setting up and some more things, but slow is fine by me. Thank you Earth for your gifts. Thank you Nature for letting us see the season changing!

5 comments:

stellamaria said...

lovely idea !

k said...

beautiful - love those fuzzy little acorns. if i had children i think a nature table is a great idea, but since i don't i find my house scattered all over with assorted bits of shells, acorns, and other things combed from outdoor explorations.

Chris said...

These acorns are wonderful! I need to do this with my kids. We certainly have enough spare yarn lying around.:)

Linda said...

The acorns are lovely. We have a nature shelf, it just evolved really from my son collecting things!

Christie said...

Those little acorns are the cutest! What a great idea!