Found these treasures on our walk today:

Hmm, what to do with them?  I have a small craft project in mind for the smooth river stones, which I found scattered on the sidewalk in front of someone's house down the street.  The sidewalk is fair game, eh?  The pine cones - well, who doesn't need a few extra pinecones?  The Bradford Pear branch now lives in a small jelly jar filled with water on the kitchen windowsill.  But not until after the little one was quite enamored with it for awhile.  Oh, the wonder of a child!