Over the past week or two I have collected pine cones in Botanic Park on my bike trips to and from work.
I have filled each of the fire place grates with them. They make a great decoration but will burn well too the next time we light a fire.
Pine-cones for the fire.
'They are best,' she said.
'Because they burn at the heart
And burn long,
Even smothered with ash.'
From Jennifer Strauss, "Pine-cones and My Grandmother."