Monday, November 7, 2011

Outdoor Fall Leaf Art

Fall seems to be coming to an end in this neck of the woods.  Mostly all the leaves have fallen and there are a few isolated trees that have some color on them.  Winter will be here before you know it so we decided to take advantage of this past beautiful weekend to enjoy a little hike through one of our local parks.  Whenever I am out in the woods I think about the Land artist Andy Goldsworthy and am tempted to create something with the surrounding natural elements.  Usually I can get C to get involved because it seems to come natural for children to create with what is ever around them!!!  Also, we have done quite a bit of Land Art here and here and here so it didn't take much inspiration.  Here is our creation:

Placing the stems of each leaf into the bark of the tree.

Admiring our creation and wondering if we should add more leaves?

Or not...?

It was a simply BEAUTIFUL day!

C had a lot of fun jumping and running through the woods!
Do you see she lost one of her front teeth??

We LOVE Fall just in case you haven't noticed!!!


  1. Looks like so much fun! I don't really LOVE fall but I do enjoy the beginning of it. Luckily we're still expecting quite a few warm days (70s) and are trees are mostly full of leaves still. I'm not a fan of cold weather so we've been spending as much time outside as we can before it starts getting too cold

  2. beautiful! You both are stars in landscape-art, I enjoyed looking at the pics. Angelique

  3. very a frozen image of the leaves falling.

  4. liked this idea.....thanks for sharing

  5. Loved the pictures! I agree with @Jena - looks as like a frozen image of leaves falling...!

    We are planning to go into the woods this weekend to do some land art and savour the beauty of this season...

  6. Melissa,
    I love this art!
    What could be more beautiful, really!!
    It looks like a wonderful day!
    Beautiful picture of Cassie!
    Congratulations to her, on the missing tooth!

  7. Nice pictures and beautiful art!!
    Thanks for sharing!