Tuesday, September 17, 2013


 Their own nest, carefully cobbled together from ferns and twigs (and is that poison ivy? yep).  Like little momma birds.  Slightly itchy momma birds.

Acorn eggs and a cap to represent the shell of one that already hatched.  Nestled together.

Their imaginations soar when their toys are nature and time is their own.
That's probably true for a lot of us.
We should do that more often.


Jill said...

Oh no, too bad about the poison ivy. We have so much of it around here. It's wonderful to have nature as their playground and toys! (great advice given me from a Dr. if you think you may have come in contact with poison ivy, wash outside with the cold water from the hose/faucet with soap. The cold water will constrict the blood vessels to not spread the poison ivy and the soap will wash the oil away)

Anonymous said...

Jill is right rinsing and soaping in cold water will help a lot. and it will prevent the poison ivy from spreading.
you may want to look around for some jewelweed. many times you can find it growing nearby a patch of poison ivy. the sap from jewel weed is supposed to help with the itchy feeling.
ps jewelweed is a wonderful dye plant. wonderful deep oranges using the whole plant. I am hoping to dye with it this week.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, despite the mishap!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Aw, thanks ladies. They're fine. Poison ivy is a common occurrence here. Thankfully they don't react strongly to it (I'm lucky in that I don't react at all - yet). Nothing a little cold water, poison ivy soap, and calamine can't handle.

We don't have jewelweed here, but I've heard great things about it from Steve Brill. Have fun with the dyeing, I'd love to see what you get from it.

Valerianna said...

Yes, defintely we should do this a LOT. However, I'll leave the poison ivy out of my nest!

Margie Oomen said...

i used to swim in poison ivy , literally and i have never reacted. Thank goodness.


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