23 August 2008

a finding walk

yesterday elle and i went on a finding walk, which is the kind of walk where you wander about your neighborhood and find things in other people's yards.


our anthology of treasures:

a stripey feather




a belated dandelion




tiny fuzzy berries that maybe drop from our trees?




rocks coated with a fine, white dust






clover




and their little yellow flowers (incidentally, we used to chew these clover flowers as kids--they have a pleasant tangy flavor, although PLEASE do not try this at home in case they wind up being horribly toxic or something)




african marigolds






and a walking stick to aid us on the trek home




here's the whole shebang sitting in what elle dubbed our "collecting spot"





{for the record, i solemnly swear that we did *not* pick the marigold; we found it wilting on the grass next to a driveway planter. please do not report me to the neighborhood crime watch.}


may your weekend contain a treasure hunt or two (or seventeen). :) happy saturday.

18 comments:

Jen said...

Look at all that stuff! Evey just loves finding walks. They are her all time favorite thing. Even more than slushes and that's really saying something.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

what treasures!!
Missy

geeta said...

Oh gosh!
this is so sweet. i feel like going for a walk now...but it's almost 11pm here. Tomorrow hopefully and we'll document what we find:)

stinkypeteandcompany said...

ohhh I love these pictures and so wish that I had had my "big girl" camera when Stink was a wee lass.

The big girl, upon returning from a "finding walk" with Stink bequethed her a black and white composition book thereafter referred to as "The Nature Notebook" a sort of pressed treasury of findings.

On her birthday, every year, we take a picture of la Stink with her "favorite thing"; the nature notebook held the honor two years in a row! (4 and 5).

I saved it. It's pressed dandelions and nut shells, and early child words are the fuel for my weary mother's heart.

Thank you for reminding me.

Sweet Sunshine Boutique said...

Hi Nicole! Not sure if you know me from ebay, sweet*sunshine*boutique, but I love your blog, it's a daily read!

I posted something for you on mine, take a peek if you get a chance, happy Sunday :)

Jennifer

Kimberly said...

What a fabulous idea! The stripey feather is my favourite - I've never seen anything quite like that!

Rebekah said...

what a colorful collection!

Fledgling said...

"Only two way to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle" -Albert Einstein.

Smart guy, that Einstein. Smart girl, that Elle.

-Nancy

janae said...

I always admire your ability to take time out for the important things in life. Elle will cherish these special times with you.

Erin said...

I love these walks, we do them too! Funny what a 3 year old finds to be a treasure :)

Tiff said...

WOW those are some nice looking treasures. I bet they would look great in a shadow box. It would remind her of your finding walks together when she gets older!

Christy said...

Your photography and clothing designs are beautiful. I love to read your blog!

Jen M said...

What lovely treasures! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the clover picture!!

Thans for stopping by on my blog.

Christy said...

Your photography and clothing designs are beautiful. I love to read your blog!

Erin said...

I love these walks, we do them too! Funny what a 3 year old finds to be a treasure :)

Sweet Sunshine Boutique said...

Hi Nicole! Not sure if you know me from ebay, sweet*sunshine*boutique, but I love your blog, it's a daily read!

I posted something for you on mine, take a peek if you get a chance, happy Sunday :)

Jennifer

Jen said...

Look at all that stuff! Evey just loves finding walks. They are her all time favorite thing. Even more than slushes and that's really saying something.

geeta said...

Oh gosh!
this is so sweet. i feel like going for a walk now...but it's almost 11pm here. Tomorrow hopefully and we'll document what we find:)