[This is part of the ongoing accounting of my weekly-ish searches for fun, thanks to the recommendations of Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way. For all of my weekly excursion posts, click here.]
It has been way too long since I went on an aimless wander - just to see what's going on, and let the creative well fill up a bit, and basically enjoy myself for no other reason than the fun of it. This morning I rectified that situation. I started up the Blue Ridge Parkway, which always my go-to happy place, but it was foggy and also had some sketchy people hanging out at the overlooks, so I kept moving and ended up at the French Broad River. The river was also foggy, but what's a problem when looking off a mountain is beautiful when looking at a river. Mission accomplished - fun aimless morning, zero purpose, lots of daydreaming.
Fruit wreaths can be insanely elaborate (and beautiful), but in the interest of not adding one more elaborate thing to this time of year, ours tend to be on the simple side. So, if you want to learn how to make your first fruit wreath, look no further. And then, equipped with your newfound skill, go crazy with the berries and orange pomanders and artichokes, and send me a picture of your masterpiece.
It's starting to feel like fall around here - just a tiny bit. It was so hot for so long that I could hardly believe it was October, but all of a sudden we're getting a hint of fall. A few leaves are falling, and the nights are cooler, and we're all loving it. (click title to continue reading)