another of Lucy's "paper + plastic recycling bin find + watercolor painting + glue= treats for birds" projects. This time, as we didn't have any birdseed, she grabbed nuts and seeds from the pantry. We'll see how the songbirds like almonds.
We've been going on almost daily foraging walks and gathering nettles and dandelions and violets. Here was a lovely fuzzy foxglove before it flowers.
and here's my monstrous two year old calendula plant which self-seeded about a dozen seedlings this spring. I keep a box on the sideboard just for calendula. I set the blossoms on top of the box and when they're dry, I toss them in the box. I know, real high tech. It seems to work, and I fully intend to mimic a friends rather amazing calendula salve this autumn.