We picked up these Christmas tree ornaments at Canadian Tire. They appear to be made out of tiny slices of sticks glued to both sides of what looks like a plywood sheet, then cut into the shapes of a heart and a fir tree. I'm still trying to figure out a way to makes something like this ourselves.
Raindrops by Janice Wong, who has taken many beautiful -- I want to say delicate, and melancholy, too -- photographs of dots in nature for her blog spark. (Thanks Sara.) It has been raining here for days. Days that feel like years. Luke is desperate for snow.