Counting on … day 352 

17th October 2022

Dried autumn leaves strung on a thread make an attractive alternative to a Christmas paper chain. Now is a good time to collect leaves of different shapes and colours. Some leaves are better than others – horse chestnut leaves shrivel very quickly whereas sweet chestnut, oak  and acer leaves keep their shape and colour. You can keep the leaves between the pages of a book until needed. 

Seed pods can make interesting decorations when strung on a thread or hung as baubles. Pine cones too make good Christmas decorations.

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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