Friday, April 12, 2013

Pixie Caps

These are from the live oak tree right beside my deck in NC. They are tiny versions of the acorn caps that one finds on oak trees in New York. When I was little, my mother used to tell me that the caps were separated from their acorn nuts by pixies who lived in the woods so they could wear them as hats on their pixie jaunts. (I'm sure we're not the only kids who were told such things.) I used to draw little faces on my fingers and pop an acorn cap on each...instant finger puppet show.

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