Thursday, October 22, 2015
Leaves and Beeswax
Living a life close to Mother Nature and her seasons is important to me. Recognizing the shift in seasons, exploring and fully connecting to each season, really sinking into the magic each season offers brings a certain comfort to my year. With each season there are rituals that appear year after year, little things we do to celebrate the beauty of nature, and this week we turned to one of those rituals. Reece and I collected a lot of beautiful leaves on our weekend hike in the woods, and knew exactly what we were going to do with them. With them pressed, and the house smelling of beeswax, we set ourselves up to wax our leaves yesterday morning. It is something we have done for the last few years, enjoying the calm, repetitive action of dipping, letting drip, and then setting to dry, before starting again with a new leaf. As we dip, favourite leaves are picked out and put aside, others are left to dry, and later strung to make a garland, and others are bagged up to share with friends. It's a ritual we have both come to love over the years, and one I know we will continue for many autumn seasons to come.