Tuesday, October 18, 2011

autumn color order

I admit that I had a few weeks of overbusy-ness and now catching up on some posts from those weeks. As most of you know, I am slightly obsessed with things in color order. And by obsessed, I mean, that I like to keep things in color order, even though it is more inconvenient in the case of books for example, but look how lovely.

Anyway, we like to do nature-based crafts and projects in the afternoon. The leaves are just lovely right now--all the shades of flames and heart and loves. So, our project yesterday was to go on a long walk around the neighborhood and find leaves in all the colors of the rainbow, so we could arrange them in color order. We also collected acorns, pinecones, and we pulled out our gladiola bulbs from our tea garden bed, because well, they weren't supposed to still be there. I am planting them somewhere else next spring.

Then we played with the leaves and made an enso/circle of life out of them.

It was so beautiful, we moved the candles from our autumn centerpiece and lit it in the center for dinner.

Beezus was sad to realize there are no blue leaves, and come to think of it, so am I.


Sara said...

That is lovely.

First blue that came to mind was morning glories. Mine just started blooming a couple of weeks ago. Of course they are only blue briefly and then they turn purple as they die off.

TracyOC said...

I took an evolutionary botany class about 20 years ago. There could be evidence to refute this now but I'm fairly certain that flower petals are modified leaves.

Mary Beth said...

I love this. Have you read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert to the kids yet? If you haven't, I think you'd love it. And so would Beezus and Thor! It's one of my favorites of all time.

Hope's Mama said...

Beautiful, Angie. I've been busy as well and am enjoying catching up.