For Malcolm’s 5th birthday, we created an Adventure Quest through the woods. The kids visited various exotic characters who gave them gifts (walking sticks, bags for treasures) or an assignment (find a Perfect Pinecone to give the next character). Mom played the Queen of the Forest. She held court and served tiny cups of tea from a tiny teapot.
Mom’s exquisite sensitivity to beauty encouraged her love of gardening. She carefully chose many named flower varieties to grow. Then she discovered ornamental grasses and created this backyard bed for them. This is a scan from 2003. There are other photos on the Décor page.