I spent this morning making wreaths with my crafting buddies at my friend Elena’s house. She’s been making them for 20 years, so she gave us expert advice, and it was super fun. Her whole living room floor was covered with a big blue tarp, and on top of it, buckets and boxes stuffed full of all kinds of wonderful greenery, dried pods, and beautiful berries, chiles . . . with that much natural beauty it would be tough to make anything that didn’t look good. I made this one with lots of stuff from right around here. I wish you could smell it! Piñon cones and juniper are two of my favorite smells in the whole wild world. I guess we all like smells that remind us of home.
I hope you’re enjoying the season!