This fall an excessive amount of acorns kept falling off the trees, spreading allover the lawns and streets in my neighborhood. Soon I found out that this unusually huge amount was result of the excessive drought the area has been experiencing the last 2 years. It was funny to see even the squirrels not interested in collecting any more of these beautifully formed nuts, and so I decided to hold my own mini harvest for an arty purpose: my 2012 Christmas card. Paired with dried blooms from wild grasses and adding some red berries from my pyracanthas, I used my scanner's bed as stage to style my garden finds into shapes associated with Christmas. I formed a series of images depicting wreaths and holiday trees, carrying the theme of seasonal celebration, as well as a reminder of the beauty and richness of nature in my surroundings.
And so I wish to all my blog readers and friends a very Happy Christmas!
May you find time and energy in the new year to enjoy and celebrate all nature's gifts!