Day in A Jar
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I'm obsessed with leaf skeletons. I'm also determined to figure out what the best time of year is to find them. Will and I were out in March on a mild day looking and spent about an hour sifting through leaf debris by one of the marshy areas on our place. It is so serene to sit in the trees and be on a mission that means nothing, but everything all at once.
I took a lot of pictures the night we found a box full of skeletons, but the pictures sit on the disc. Today I found the box on top of the freezer when I was cleaning. It occurred to me that it would be great to save these in---what else----but a jar. Kind of like a scrap book, a memento, whatever...it was a really good day with my son and now the day is in a jar in my laundry room. I filled a jar for him too for his room. I'm not sure what his reaction will be.
I used one of my old typewriters to label the jars with the date we gathered these. (Just happened to be my Mom's birthday!)
I can see my day collection growing. Maybe the items we gather on a walk or perhaps odd mementos from a vacation; napkins, ticket stubs, fast food sacks, anything.
Labels: leaf skeletons