A few weeks ago, after some particulary windy weather, mr digandweed and I went for a walk.
The ground was covered with fir cones and small branches which the wind had blown down.
I collected some and for the past few weeks they have gradually been drying out in the house.
If you look carefully, you can see the sticky pine resin which has gradually dried to look like sugar crystals.
Yesterday, I painted the ends lightly with cream paint, the idea being to make them into a Christmas decoration for our sitting room.
And I just couldn't resist a photo of the old board which I used as a background.
I love the textures of the knotted wood and the peeling paint.
I like to think it looks a little like frost !