And Ms. April also sent some huge and tiny acorns with caps, some sticky balls (alias sweet gum pods), pinecones all the way from Arkansas and that is just what I needed to complete my captured gnome enclosure. Gnomies under glass. I will use the others in our winter holiday decorations.
I also used some of the humongous box of pine cones in the gnome enclosure that Judy from Judy's photos send me back in the summer. We have made hummingbirds, faeries and will have photos of those soon as we are using them as part of our waiting for spring display. We are also working on swags for our front porch with the bounty of nature our friends have shared with us.
We have been out and about collecting from the neighborhood, the surrounding countryside as well as our own backyard, the last of what nature has to offer us to use in decorations because as some of you have pointed out the first frost is on it's way. We used some of our dried sunflower petals and chili peppers as well as wonderful mica flecked strata rocks from one of our day trips to the Jemez Mountains.
And as if that wasn't enough wonderfulness, I got a booby prize from my sweet friend Robin Larkspur from Wiccan Writes. The jigsaw puzzle of another Halloween kitten (besides our very own)should keep us busy for awhile......and as you can see in the photo, Ms. Cybella gave it the tale of approval.