Jan 12, 2011

A year in a tree...


 In January we like to spend some time reflecting on the year ahead of us.  To make it easier to visualize the expansiveness of a whole year I came up with our "Year Tree".  A bare branch adorned with a charm for each month.

January..
One of Arizona's only chilly months we have a polar bear to symbolize the cold.

February...
Valentines, and love reign supreme this month...

March...
Its time for some spring green, what's better than the shamrock for this month?

April...
(usually) In April we celebrate Easter.  I love decorating Easter eggs.

May...
April showers bring May flowers, plus Mother's day just seems like a flowery day!

June..
The month of the Summer Solstice, and the longest daylight of the year...
 July..
A month for celebrating our country's independence.  Peace is a fitting symbol don't you think?

August...
A bit of wishful thinking, but by this month all I can think about is escaping the desert heat.

September...
The start of school, and trips to the apple orchards.

October...
Gotta love a Jack-o-lantern!
 November..
The best time of year to visit Boyce Thomas Arboretum, and celebrate fall

December..
Winter Solstice, and evergreen Christmas trees.  I do love those trees.

Someday I'd like to make a large circular calender out of wood.  I'd like to hang these charms in their respective months.  For today, for this year, this will do just fine.


8 comments:

leaner said...

As usual, I love your ideas and execution of them. This is beautiful, I wonder if my girls would be up for making one... If only I had more felt. Is that Joanns calling me? Ugh.

Kelly said...

This is such a wonderful idea. We will make one! Really, really love it and so does my Sol who is learning the months of the year at the moment. Thanks Amanda!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

That is awesome!

anna said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL idea (and tree!) I have some small friends I am going to share this with. This is really inspiring :)

Grace said...

This is such a cute idea. My girls would love this -

Sunshine Mama said...

What a great ieda! And I love the sun to represent the summer solstice :) Here in Alberta, I'd need to make a polar bear to represent about 5 months of the year though! lol.

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!
Stephanie

Dawn Lange said...

I really like this idea! Do you remove a charm when the month is over?

twolittleseeds said...

What an amazing idea! Gorgeous! xx

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