Weed picking has been an annual autumn tradition in our family for generations. I remember as a little girl going with my Mimmie (my grandma) and my mom. We would pack a picnic basket and drive along back roads and look for dried wild flowers and cool looking weeds. My mom would make arrangements with them in vases and different things during the Fall.
I'm still doing it, but I have to bribe my kids to come with me. LOL They think it's "boring". Please! It's peaceful, relaxing and fun just driving the backroads, munching on a sandwich and looking for cool stuff. I had to bribe my son to come with me yesterday by agreeing to let him bring his ipod and play "his" music. Oh brother!! I had to weed pick listening to grunge metal! LOL Never again with that boy!!
But I did find some very cool stuff to bundle up. I hang them in the windows, combine them with dried herbs from my garden and make concoctions like tinctures and poultices, so I guess it was worth it. LOL