Pinecones Are Boats Too

October 26th, 2006

Take two girls + carefree hours + nature = imagination at work

One of my greatest joys is watching my daughters use their imagination. With all the books, electronic devices and scheduled life left behind, these girls can have a blast using their imaginations.

At Yosemite we hiked the Lyell Canyon near Tuolomne Meadows Lodge. Only a few minutes on the trail the girls worked on making boats out of pinecones. The pinecone boats would have pinecone people on them (made out of pinecone needles.)


Jackie in particular loved to set them sailing on the stream. She even developed a “method” setting the people in her boat and setting the boat sailing.


I absolutely love carefree, relaxed times like this one.

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