A very nippy day. Us three went to a ” hunting trip”, to find some pine cones near the lake.
It was so much fun to look for such kind of almost unnoticeable stuff, as you know, they are out there everywhere, but they hardly exist because you never particularly look for them, see them, touch them or pick them up.
Despite the very unpleasant weather, being so windy and freezing cold and barely anybody out there (today is ANZAC public holiday), we enjoyed ourselves so much to be able to close to all of these nature treasures, different sorts of pine cones, brown, yellow and green, long or short, big or small, dry or still wet, beautiful falling tree branches, pretty pine needle leaves, late autumn colours……
It only took me a couple of demonstration for V to get a hang of what we were doing. Then she was off on her feet, went picking until she filled the bag with pine cones and branches to the point that she could not carry the weight any more.
She absolutely loved it. My husband and I love it too, thinking to make it one of our weekend activities.
All the pine cones and branches will go into the metal tub near the slow combustion in our home. We are preparing for a cold winter by filling up the tub with fire wood, pine cones, old newspaper and small tree branches…..
Bring mother nature’s resource to home, a boiling tea pot on the stove, Vivian’s funny talks, many happy hours starring at the cosy fire, we find ourselves become more and more attracted to this kind of living style and fall in love with our country life day by day.