It was one of those beautiful San Diego fall/winter days, where the sun was shining brightly and the air was crisp, cool, and the wind blowing overhead. Sophie and I decided to enjoy the day by going on a hunt for pine cones. There are several towering pine trees lining our streets that lead to the neighborhood park. Armed with a large basket and camera, Sophie and I took off of find pine cones and have some fun enjoying nature.
While on our quest for cones, we found a big pile of crunchy fall leaves. Naturally, you can’t pass up a leaf-stomping opportunity.
Then we got down to the serious business of finding pine cones.
I loved this cute baby tree trying to emerge from the ground.
I suppose you’re wondering what we did with all these pine cones? I saw this neat idea on Pinterest for using pine cones as easy home decor. So with our collection of cones and holiday ribbon, Sophie and I began stringing pine cones.
Sophie took this picture of me. I cropped it slightly, but I really like her creative use of the camera.
Here are the pine cones with pretty ribbons attached.
We hung them on our front door. I tied them in different lengths to a plastic hanger. Then attached the hanger to the already-existing nail on the door.
Not bad for a Sunday adventure in pine cone hunting and DIY home decor!