Friday, January 22, 2010

Flotsam & Jetsam

This wind and rain has a way of bringing out the sidewalk scavenger in me.  All sorts of cool stuff is falling out of trees, just waiting for me to pick it up and pretend that I have plans for it besides setting it on the dining room table to look at until certain other members of the household start getting annoyed with all this stuff everywhere.  So before this finds itself in the green bin, allow me to at least share it with you first.

The photo above are mini-pinecone guys at the ends of branches.  So cute!  There's something about their shape that seems so space-age.  I'd love to mix them in a bouquet of ferns and Eriogonum giganteum.

The Eucalyptus flowers looked illuminated on the dark sidewalk with its silvery leaves.  I don't exactly have a positive opinion towards their invasive qualities, but I'll enjoy what it can offer in the way of it's lady-like flower buds.
What cool things have you come across this week?


  1. I love those pine cones, you've just got to use them in something! Eucalyptus leaves & buds are so pretty in a floral arrangement & you can't beat the smell.

  2. I love your scavenged goodies! All I ever find in my neighborhood are old Mad Dog bottles and the like; we have a window sill filled with them in our apartment.

  3. Thanks, Susie. I think the pinecones will have to be saved and put in a flower arrangement when they're more flowers in the Spring.

    And I have my fair share of other "finds" as well. What's popular here are the mini bottles of cognac and oatmeal pie wrappers (a good pairing perhaps?)

  4. Those look like redwood cones. Amazing how much litter redwoods have. Our neighbor 2 or 3 doors down has a rather large redwood, and our yard constantly fills with its leaves.