Thursday, September 2, 2010
Summer's Practically Over!
So, during this time of year, when leaves are starting (already) to change color, and a few are beginning to drop to the ground, I think of the autumns of my childhood. One very prominent memory is of my mom helping us to collect colorful leaves. We'd take our jewel-colored leaves into the house where she'd set up the ironing board and, with two sheets of waxed paper, my mother would iron our precious collections into beautiful works of art, preserved from deterioration. We'd hang our creations in the windows as if they were the most intricate pieces of stained glass. I continued this tradition with my own children, and now I'm eager to watch Katie carry this on with her little one (soon to be two little ones!).
It's the simple things that bring the most joy.
Photo credit and instructions to do this yourself: http://i.ehow.com/images/a05/a6/u3/press-leaves-wax-paper-200X200.jpg