We have a new puppy. The other day, I took her to a nearby park for a romp. All around us was color. Glowing leaves floated, drifted, and twirled down to earth, and reminded me that fall is a verb. As is spring. Winter and summer can be verbs, too — maybe fall and spring are what plants do, and winter and summer are what animals do.
I also wondered why snow globes are a thing, but as far as I know, no one makes leaf globes. Why not?
A few years back when I made a picture book called Snow Music, I looked up how to make your own snow globe. Why not do the same thing with orange and yellow glitter, for a leaf globe? I’m going to do it. I already have the glitter. When I finish it, I’ll put a picture of it here. Maybe a video. In the meantime, here’s how to do it yourself:
1. Wash and dry a jar and its lid thoroughly. 2. Make sure figures are not water-soluble and will fit inside, then glue them to the lid with waterproof glue or cement. Let dry. 3. Fill jar nearly to top with distilled water. Add a few drops of glycerin (from the drugstore) and a few pinches of yellow and orange glitter. 4. Smear a little adhesive inside the lid and screw it on tightly. 5. Let the lid-glue dry, then flip it!
One note about the picture above: the fictional element is the size of the pup. Our new pup, Hazel, is not that big yet. It’s just how the drawing came out.