I couldn't leave that sorry little post at the top of my blog all weekend. Thank-you for all the kind and encouraging advice. I thought a photo of our simple nature table might make me happy. I love all the small things on our table, a buckeye, pine cones gathered, shells from Alki beach, a dried dragonfly, feathers, twigs, and a bit of dried flower. Also, you can see a darling acorn doll from dream child studio and a wooden mushroom box which holds a collection of tiny pebbles. A piece of bark with moss. I remember when Cate first discovered moss and now Si. It is so sweet to see him touching a patch and saying "moss?" We have a lot of moss here in Seattle. :) And of course a nature table wouldn't be complete without an Elsa Beskow book.