Within This Acorn
Dwells a friendship ready to flourish.
A few weeks back when I posted the acorn necklace tutorial, a relatively local blogger I had never met invited the kids and I to come to her house and go acorn hunting. She promised acorns the size of apples; how could I possibly turn down such an offer?
Maya and her family live about 45 miles from us, and about 20 minutes from my parents. So last Friday I took the kids out of school early and we headed down the hill, stopping at Maya's on the way to my parents for the weekend.
Maya is truly a kindred spirit. We talked non-stop, only interrupted by questions from kids and forgetful mommy-brain moments. She has the coolest bike in the world - a four wheeled, four seater electric bike. You should have seen us - two moms (I should mention we're both under five feet tall) and five kids riding through town. What a hoot! Her house was so warm and inviting, my kids did not want to leave. They were ready to move right in and play with wooden toys for the rest of their days. I could have stayed all weekend just talking about crafts and looking through Maya's large stack of Japanese craft books. Oh, and the brownies she made!
Well, I could go on and on, but instead I'll just encourage you to go meet Maya yourself at her blog, Urban Organica. I am so glad - and flattered - that she reached out to me. And to think it all happened because of a little acorn. Wondrous things come in small packages. The kids and I can't wait to continue unwrapping the gift of friendship Maya and her family have extended.
The acorns gathered from our little field trip are huge - they are from a bur oak. Inspired by the wooden bowl Resurrection Fern uses in some of her pictures, I purchased this wooden tray/bowl at the thrift store the other day for a buck - what a find. From left to right: chestnuts from a little friend (I've never had one before), extremely poky balls from an unknown tree found at an orchard in Suisun, CA, and acorns the size of apples from a bur oak in Davis, CA.
Posted by Molly at 8:50 AM