A potpourri of gathered treasures ♥
lies in gathering
the precious things
out of each day
as it goes by
I am a gatherer ~ I like to bring home little treasures from Nature.
At this time of year, I am usually walking home with a handful of beautiful leaves in red, gold, orange and yellow. I'll place some under our dinner plates, some under votive candle holders, tuck one in each dinner napkin ring, and a few will be pressed in books.
A few days ago, Archer and I were walking amongst a park full of Oak trees and there were acorns everywhere ... An interesting fact about Oak trees is that they can start producing acorns when they are 20 years old, but sometimes they can take up to 50 years to produce! Like people, some Oak trees are late bloomers :-D
At home, in my own garden, I'm snipping off the very last petals from the pansies, and gathering seeds from the Cosmos &Larkspur. There haven't been as many this year to save as we had lots of Yellow Finch enjoying them, but enough to fill a few seed packages.