I've been arranging furniture for our new house in my head. I've decided to use our old tv cabinet by the front door as a catch-all for bags and shoes that usually get left by the door. And the top will be a little nature table. In my excitement I told Louise about the nature table, and somehow in her excitement my side table turned in to a nature table right now.
|baby pine trees, rocks with moss, honeysuckle, sticks, cork, dried worms, and oh so much more.|
Half the fun was organizing everything into little pots and jars. We discussed how to group things together logically, but also which things were more valuable for keeping. Louise and I might disagree a bit on the curating.
Our phone line was struck by lightning last week, and we've been picking up bits of the insulator for several days. Louise also found a spark plug, a moss covered rock, and some bumpy rocks that she's pretty sure are meteorites.
We also have a decent collection of sticks, bark, moth wings, and pine tree seedlings. We even have a dish just for toys found outside, and its interesting to see how being left outdoors has changed them. I haven't figured out what these burr like plants are yet, but I think they're my favorite.
Initially, I was afraid our nature table would be made of gravel from the driveway and smooshed pine cones. But now I see I underestimated my little archaeologists. We're still on the hunt for fossils. No telling what will turn up next!
And we haven't even set up our table yet!