A wonder tree! She may not be in an ideal location, considering her 125 year old ‘twin’ that came down in a wind storm earlier this summer–and has now been rendered into rounds for splitting to keep the house warm!–
But she’s a wonder when it comes to long pine needles. Hers are nearly a foot long! This is an ideal length for learning the art of pine needle basket making!
And that’s what I’ve been up to this week!
Oh, there was a hike too—a re-run to the Smallwood overlook to introduce Jim to the view. This could become our new ‘Scout’ Mountain hike; it’s the closest to home.
It wasn’t raining this time. The panoramic views were pretty spectacular, other than the smoke!
Forest fires to the South are keeping the lid on our sunshine these days.
…all the better for staying indoors and finishing up my first basket!
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food… [and baskets!] Gen. 2:9