Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Enchanted Woods
We had a very magical day spending time with my mother and grandmother. It was unseasonably warm today so we headed to a near by park we have affectionately dubbed "The Enchanted Woods" its actually a civil war battle site, but it has some lovely walking trails with lots of moss covered logs, mushrooms, pine cones, acorns and all sorts of magical things. We took a trail that lead to a cute little bridge, and since we have been telling the "Three Billy Goats Gruff" story for storytime, my mom willing played the troll under the bridge. Don't you just love when you encounter the perfect opportunities to bring a fairytale to life?
We came home with some really large acorn tops, and a beautiful fallen branch with pinecones still attached. My grandmother told me she has collected pinecones from her travels all over the world, and she preserves them by dipping them in colored wax, I think I will dip one of these in beeswax for her, as a memory of our special day together.