Back in the fall my friend was commenting on all the fall leaves and how amazing they were and she wished she had a way to capture them. When I went to Connecticut a few years ago to see the fall leaves I brought back a handful and framed them in my office. To my surprise they have kept their color.
After talking with my friend I had an idea to make a tree out of fall leaves. So I went around town and picked up leaves, and I maybe might have pulled some off the trees. They were gonna fall of anyway right? And I might have ventured into people's yards if they had ones I could not live without. Over Thanksgiving my dad and I worked on the tree. He has a great eye and is really creative and helped me get it just right. I hung it on my wall. As time went on I started to notice the leaves turning colors, and eventually they went black. I was confused. Then I remembered that I had dried all the leaves I brought back from Connecticut. So I rushed back out and gathered more leaves. I took each one and placed them between newspaper and weighed them all down under a heavy book. And waited!
A couple of weeks ago I pulled them all out and recreated my tree. So far it is holding its color!
I sure do love the creativity of our Creator! And I'm thankful that we are having actual "falls" in Dallas!
Here's a picture of it...
(Sorry the pic is kinda bad, my iphone, inside, and with glare made it kinda hard to take, but you get the gist!)