I went out for a walk this morning with acorns on my mind. Sad to say, I only found one little teeny-tiny one(pictured above), but I did happen to find that cool lollipop(at first I actually did think some little kid had dropped their bright red lolly on the sidewalk) looking thing. Our neighbors have a tree full of them, and they are the most beautiful colors, from a bright green, to pink, to red. So pretty! I am going to have to investigate what exactly they are.
But back to acorns, I really do love them, always have. I think they are such a sweet little mascot for the fall season. And there is something so enchanting and magical about them. Every time I see one, I can't help but think there must be a little fairy near by.:-) Here are a few of my acorn faves around flickr.
1. forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran, 2. Untitled, 3. Hello Flickr! , 4. a small sign of the coming season, 5. all the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Henry Ellis, 6. acorns
I loved this beautiful stump work from wind flower embroidery. I think I need to research stump work a little more. I am truly intrigued by all of the detailing.
from windflower embroidery blog windflowerembroidery
I know that we have all seen these little acorn caps with needle felted bodies, but I can't help but adore them year after year. I like the little twist and extra detail Jennifer Murphy put on hers. I think I need to make some for my table.
From Jennifer's blog andothersillythings
Yes, I am going to try and post something music related each Monday. I absolutley love all kinds of music, so this should be an easy thing for me. Let's keep our fingers crossed that I stick to it.;-) Another thing I love besides music is a happy accident, and that's what happened for this Monday's Music. I was searching out acorns around the internet, and happened upon this wonderful band I had never heard of, The Acorn. I think they have such a great modern-folksy(if that's possible?;-) sound, just perfect for this time of year, and it makes for great house cleaning music. Have a listen and enjoy their cute video!
I hope you experience a happy accident today.