Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Nature Tables

Autumn is a favorite time for us when it comes to creating nature tables.  Going on nature hunts for rose hips, fallen leaves, oak balls, dried herbs, and acorns is part of the fun! 



We read books about the harvest, gnomes, and the changing of the seasons as the root children begin their descent into the Earth.















We celebrate Michaelmas and bring out pumpkins in anticipation of Halloween.














Rainbow summer colors, green leaves, and ocean waves disappear as hues of orange, gold, eggplant and brown appear.  A time to celebrate the cooler weather and a time of rest and contemplation.


9 comments:

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Love the table and that cubby is just perfect for a nature table display!<3 I hope you are well and enjoying your pregnancy. Wishing you the best, always!

softearthart said...

Just lovely, cheers Marie

Joey said...

Thank you for sharing your Autumn ideas Jennifer! I'm not familiar with oak balls though?
xoxo
~ joey ~

Kristi said...

Beautiful Jennifer! Always an inspiration

momto5 said...

i love the fall cubby. :) i must now get our nature area all together.

Tan Family said...

Joey, what we call "oak balls" I think are also called "galls". Only certain types of oaks have them around here. They are about 1-3 inches in diameters and fall from the trees. Someone told me that types of wasps and flies use them for laying eggs when they are on the tree. We found some that were brown, tan, orange and green!

Sharon Jennings said...

Breathtaking!

Sharon Jennings said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

Joey said...

Thanks Jennifer!
I had to Google it to find out more about these neat growths! Have you used the resin inside to make ink or for dyeing? How neat!