I am by nature a wonderer. I often think of questions about the world, how it works and why. Some of my pondering could easily be solved with common sense. (For example asking Mr C if wolves were real, since they seemed to be prevalent in fairytales but I’d never seen one. When we went to a wildlife park he insisted on taking my photo next to the sign for the wolf enclosure!) Other ponderings actually go a bit deeper and are more scientific or philosophical in nature.
This morning on our walk to Messy Church, my son got rather excited as he saw these leaves blanketing the path. (He was on his bike and they did make a wonderful noise as he rode over them!)
This got me wondering, as the sycamore leaves were so massive. Do larger leaves come from chunky, study looking trees? When you look at trees like the birch with their tiny, delicate leaves it makes sense, but other trees blow that theory out of the water. Enormous, ancient oak trees still produce middle sized leaves, but in huge quantities. It got me thinking more, do they need larger leaves to help feed and sustain such a big tree? Whatever the answer, it led to an interesting discussion on our walk home.
Many of my crafting explorations are the result of my ‘I wonder what will happen if…?’ moments. There is a good reason why a lot of them never make it as far as my blog! There is the odd success story, and there are a few more ‘wonderings’ up my sleeve when I get around to testing them…
I’m pretty certain my children take after me with their wonderings too. For example ‘what will happen if I use mummy’s mascara to clean the toilet?’ or ‘how many jam sandwiches can I fit down the back of the radiator before she notices?’ (The answer is ‘quite a lot’ and anyone offering tips on how to remove them without draining the radiator and unscrewing it will be branded a hero in my eyes!)
If you can shed any light on the correlation between size of tree and size of leaves, or anything else, please share!