I’m so excited because one of my favorite friends is sharing with us today! Do you know Sharon from Mrs. Hine’s Class? If not, you’re in for a treat…
Hey y’all! I’m so excited to be contributing at All Things Heart and Home this Fall. I first discovered this blog about two years ago. Then, Robin and I had a chance to work together on the Mother’s Day Gifts for Gardening Moms hangout about a year and a half ago. I adore Robin so when she announced that she was looking for contributors this Fall, I jumped at the chance.
Today, I’d like to share a little story I’m calling:
Porches and Pinecones
“She’s got trees outside!”
“She’s putting pinecones on her trees!”
“Mommy, she’s putting pinecones on her trees!”
There’s nothing like seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Every thing is so new and exciting, full of awe and wonder.
Ellison couldn’t help but wander over to join me on the porch…and get a closer look at the pinecones on my trees.
“Why are you putting pinecones on your trees,” Ellison asked.
To make them look like Fall, I answered.
“Yes, Fall. It’s the time of year when leaves turn yel….” Ellison had left my side to go stand on her own porch. And the conversation, moved back to pinecones.
“You only have three?”
“Well, I have few more, but…”
“Do you need more pinecones?”
“Yes,” I realized.
“I will get some foryou.”
And one by one, Ellison gathered pinecones from my yard….just as excited about the last as she was the first, watching me nestle them in the tree branches until her mother called her home.
She popped back outside for a minute to tell me that she’ll come out any time I want her too. I’m looking forward to our next visit when we can hang out a little longer. Maybe rock awhile.
I stumbled upon these words a while back that so eloquently express everything that I’ve ever felt about rocking chairs and porches.
“Nothing rages against the machine like a few people brave enough to just sit on the porch awhile and rock. It’s a place that hovers between reality and fairy land. I suspect it may belong to that other world so I’m holding on for dear life.” Edie Wadsworth, Life in Grace
When somethin’ is already so beautiful, so magical, it doesn’t need much more than some pinecones in my trees.
I think my little friend would agree.
p.s. I’m currently writing a 31 Day series called “Love the Home You’re With.” I’d love to have you join me.
See you in class,