The best things that remind us of home are free.
I loved pine cones when I was a kid. I often pick one up from Mom’s yard in April when I go home for a visit. I have a wire basket full of them which I usually use for fall decoration, but a few of my favorite pine cones (yes, I have favorites) sit on the shelf in my office, including this one that I picked up over the weekend. I also picked up three pecans that the squirrels and my step-father had missed and added them to the natural knick-knacks in my office.
What about you? Anything in nature you enjoying keeping as a memento from time to time? Perhaps a stone? A leaf? Tell me about it.