Monday, December 15, 2008

The smell of pine

Following in the spirit of Holly & Ivy day at the Louisville Nature Center, I went into the woods today and borrowed a few branches from pine trees, and a few red berries from Sumac, so I can once again set out to make my fingers bleed in sticky sap.

It is a tradition I cherish, and I am happy that my days as a naturalist taught me how to make greenery for my door. There is nothing like walking outdoors and picking items for traditional swag-making.

And the smell reminds me of December!

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