Although we did spend a good part of Saturday night digging into Susannah’s marvelous (free!) workbook and that required some wordage (<–totally a word, fyi).
Below are two shots of Meghan’s dreamcatcher. She gathered up seaweed for hers. I will post photographs of mine this week where I am going to hang it– at its center is a perfect deer antler!!
It was so crazy. We were walking through the woods looking for feathers and I said out loud, “I really want to find a bone, or a deer antler.” Less than ten minutes later Meg points to the ground and says, “like that?” Boom. Perfect two-prong deer antler with soft mossy green top. So cool.
On the last day at red beach the dogs found a perfect set of male bufflehead wings (we think, possibly juvenile) and I brought them home, washed them and they are drying now– a thin bit of the chest cartilage links them and I am going to wrap that in soft white batting and ‘wishes’ (milk pod seeds) and then, I don’t know what– that’s as far as I have gotten. Need to find out what the properties of the bufflehead are — probably same as ducks or marine birds in general?
Needless to say, dogs had a marvelous time. They were a happy pack of four. I wasn’t able to get the shots I wanted most as they were flipping hilarious in their group expressions, but it was nearly impossible to capture it. These are my best efforts:
Mostly? It was a weekend of walking, cooking from this book, eating great food, meeting new people, and getting creative. Some of my most favorite things.
P.S. My word for 2013? –> home <—