We woke up early that morning. It was a Saturday morning, which means nothing in particular when your kids are as little as this. Weekend or not, they rise when they wish.
“Helen, look outside.” my husband told me as he headed downstairs to let our dog Twig out. I lazily slid out of bed and crossed the room to pull back our thick, grey curtains which are supposed to block out all sunlight, giving me empty promises about my kids sleeping in later. I was greeted by the soft, cottony glow of sunrise through a fog descending upon our neighbourhood. My eyes widened in delight, and I felt a surprising spring in my step as I whirled around and called after Taylor, “Babe, let’s go on a foggy walk in the woods together!” Continue reading “One Early Morning in November”
I remember the first time I saw beeswax-dipped autumn leaves, totally struck by the well known glory of those autumn colours so beautifully preserved. Perfection! Beeswax offers such a subtle protection for delicate, dying leaves, which would normally crumble and fully brown within a day or two. Instead, they can be carefully encased in a thin layer of beeswax, preserved within for up to several weeks. Their beauty and vivid colour can then be admired for much longer than we would normally be allowed. Read on to join us in our little forest adventure gathering leaves and taking them home to show you how to preserve them in beeswax and hang as a beautiful autumn garland! Continue reading “Beeswax-dipped Autumn Leaves”
Autumn is the season I most look forward to, when the whole forest is set ablaze with colour and golden light breaks through the treetops to the forest floor below, slowly accumulating layer upon layer of crispy, papery leaves. The woodlands around us are always a natural playground, but they are truly in their prime during the autumn months. If only we had spent as much time here as I had originally intended. We certainly made the most of the time we had though! Continue reading “Autumn Forest Play & Some Rambling Thoughts”