“Woody” Delight: The Decoration Of The Venerable “Pine Cone”

The Glorious Pine Cone As Decoration
The Glorious Pine Cone As Decoration

The familiar and woody pine cone. The distinctive display and array of pine cones within our interiors or holiday displays certainly add an element of natural, traditional Fall & Winter decor, of au naturel appeal. Found in a variety of shapes and sizes, the natural beauty of these abundant icons of Fall & Winter deserve our appreciation. Natural & traditional elements of striking appeal.

The pine cone has held itself as a symbol of longevity, wisdom and peace. In fact, throughout the span of recorded human history, pinecones are said to have served as a symbolic representation of enlightenment and as sources of “illumination” in the church. An iconic element of nature, indeed. Botanically, the pine cone is known as strobilus, which is derived from the shape that some of these woody emblems of nature hold. The geometric cone shape is the “archetypal” pine cone, although whether conic, cylindrical or egg shaped (referred to as ovoid) the pine cone is a masterpiece of nature. The structure of these woody emblems of nature vary between the Pines, Spruces, Firs, Cedars and Larches (a few of these conifers that hold these cones of delight high above us). Nature’s wonders. These pine cones of evergreen delight seem to even resemble small trees of wonder. Thus, it is no surprise that the holidays beckon this iconic element within our personal worlds…

Nature's Woody Appeal:  The Delightful Pine Cone
Nature’s Woody Appeal: The Delightful Pine Cone

Of interest, pine cones hold “plates” that overlap and protrude, referred to as “scales”. It is the “flexing” of the seed scales in which the “plates” open when they are dry and close when they are wet. Of interest, pine cones go through many cycles of opening and closing. Alas, when the older cones fall to the forest floor on the ground that surrounds us, the delight of an object of nature to embellish our interior and exterior worlds awaits. Whether tiny or oversize pinecones fill your interior or exterior world, their additions will surely bring natural appeal

Interior Delights Of Nature:  Pine Cones
Interior Delights Of Nature: Pine Cones
Pine Cones As Natural Decor
Pine Cones As Natural Decor
 Embellished With Natural Appeal:  Pine Cones
Embellished With Natural Appeal: Pine Cones
Bedecked Appeal With Nature's Element:  The Pine Cone
Holiday Appeal: Bedecked Appeal With Nature’s Pine Cones
Decorative Delights Of Nature:  Pine Cones
Decorative Delights Of Nature: Pine Cones

The inclusion of these elements of nature as decoration and as bouquets of distinction in grand moments of life is certainly worth acknowledging in appreciation. Nature inspired lifetime events that provide enduring bouquets and elements that represent pivotal moments in time…

Blissful Occasions With Nature:  Pine Cones
Blissful Occasions With Nature: Pine Cones
Wedded Bliss With Natural Style:  Pinecones As Decoration
Wedded Bliss With Natural Style: Pinecones As Decoration
Celebrations With Nature:  Pine Cone Embellishments
Celebrations With Nature: Pine Cone Embellishments
Pine Cones As Embellishments Of Memorable Events
Pine Cones As Embellishments Of Memorable Events
Glittered Or Natural:  Pine Cone Appeal
Glittered Or Natural: Pine Cone Appeal

Consider the natural appeal of the pine cone. Not a simple element of nature but one with distinction of woody delight. Perhaps viewed as a common natural detail, the pine cone and its layers of delight deserve our focus. Even if its coated in glitter, the pine cone is an emblem of nature that will endure to link the exterior world within our interiors. Nature and its gifts will never cease to amaze for those of us that care to linger in the wonder and beauty of its offerings. The simple pine cone is not simple at all, but a wondrous & venerable object of woody distinction, indeed…

Kristin

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself”
-L.W. Gilbert

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the days work”
-Frank Lloyd Wright

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”
-Albert Einstein

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