It's starting to feel like fall here. The leaves are still green for the most part, but there are other signs. We've been to Hickory Nut Gap Farm to load up on apples, we've made an apple pie, I've planted a fall garden,Â and Maia's been collecting acorns like crazy, first at the Arboretum, then on a hike yesterday. She fills her pockets, my pockets, and Harry's pockets.
We needed to do something with our fall bounty and I've been wanting to make a seasonal table after reading aboutÂ them in SouleMama's book and also in Earthways, a fun book of Waldorf seasonalÂ activities and crafts. I imagined making something more like this, but for fall, and planned to put the apples in a bowl, stack the rocks like a little cairn (like these), etc, but Maia had her own ideas and very carefullyÂ arrangedÂ each item on the table.
I talked with her about the idea of a fall nature table ahead of time, and the colors and "things" of fall. I tried to steer her towards the orange or red playsilk, but she insisted on the green. And it looks great. It's actually very appropriate for early fall here (the trees are still green). I shouldn't be so set in my ideas! I should just rejoice that sheÂ took ownership of the concept and added her own special touches.
Do any of you make seasonal nature tables? I'm so excited about the idea and all the possibilities for the different seasons!