Thursday, September 2, 2010

September nature table

Our nature table received a makeover yesterday to usher in the month of September. Although it is still very much late summer in our parts, the waves and seashells of our summer table were starting to feel dated, and since autumnal activities such as apple picking are starting to make their way into our calendar, a fresh nature table seemed like a good idea.

You can see our apple picking plans reflected in the card and basket of apples that now grace our table.

And, of course, we couldn't leave out the bits of nature that Finn collected on our hike the other day, including the first acorn of the season, green as it is.

We are also planning to add Michaelmas, the feast of St. Michael the archangel, to our celebration list this year so I made this needle-felted dragon to participate in the festivities. There is a great deal of information online about the traditional Christian celebration of Michaelmas and the Waldorf celebration of Michaelmas as a festival.

I think this fuzzy little guy will fit nicely in our readings of Saint George and the Dragon and Dragon Baked Bread, written by my bread baking teacher.


  1. Nice work on that dragon! I can't bear to change the Nature Table until the equinox... don't know why? Plus it's still in the 90's here! Very summer indeed. I am so looking forward to the fall change over.

  2. excellent! it is still so very humid here...feels like july! but we are planning to change our seasonal table very soon....mostly bc i just cant wait any longer!!!! :)
    love the dragon, btw!

  3. Your dragon is adorable! You did such a great job, you talented lady. I like the whole nature table.

  4. What a great dragon!
    WE have the whole blended family/working momthing going on here nice to meet you.

  5. Love husband just started toy making so he is going to make some new things for our nature table. I can't let go of the Summer one yet until it's truly over. It 97 degrees here!

  6. Oh, my gosh he is so cute. Happy (almost!) fall!

  7. I love your dragon! Beautiful table too!

  8. The green table cloth is a lovely color!
    Certainly it's the very beginnings of fall.


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