there are towering old cedar trees with low twiggy branches
that all line up in a row
Just beyond that row of trees
sits an open meadow with an old apple orchard and big old oak trees.
It’s a spot that has always had somewhat of a magical feel to me
I would love to set a gazebo or sitting area somewhere up here
and enjoy this enchanted spot in the forest.
I decided to work on something that I have been thinking about doing
in this area for awhile.
Setting a table that is natural and rustic
I hauled all those elements up to the back of our property
and this simple Autumn table appeared.
green stemware from Dollar Tree
They are simply thick slices from a cedar log
and elegant at the same time.
A perfect mix.
Something to consider if you decide to set a table under pine or cedar trees~
don’t trim any branches ahead of time.
My husband trimmed some of the really low hanging branches a few weeks ago
and it left lots of drips of sap on the ground that I found I was stepping in as I was photographing.
Oh that was fun.
Though I am going with the idea that the added 5 pounds of sap on each of my boots
probably gave me good leg workout and burned some calories-
so it’s all good.
We have pouring rain this morning and cooler weather moving into our area this week
Fall has finally arrived here in Northern California~ it’s time to start warming toes by the fire!