When we go on nature walks, the boys are constantly finding little bits of nature here and there, running towards me saying, "Here mama, hold this for me." I've encouraged them to use their own pockets, but you see when you bend down to pick up the next pinecone or mushroom, well, the bird feathers get "squooshed" so easily. We've tried carrying bags with us, but they still choose to leave their most precious nature treasures with me.
So, as the designated guard of all that is valuable and "naturey", I have accepted my lot and happily carry the bag of goodies.
When we get home, the bag gets dumped out on the nature table and items are arranged in different ways for days to come...by color, by type (seeds, flowers, animals, etc.), texture (soft, hard, prickly, tickly, etc.)
Its a fun little thing I have come to look forward to around here.
So, I've decided to start a new little series here on the Magnifying Glass called Nature In My Pocket for all of those little things we bring back to us.
Above is installation #1.
: white clover flower : mourning dove feather : black medic flower : blue jay feather : pollen cone from a pine tree :
Feel free to share your own contributions to Nature In My Pocket with us over at our flickr group.