This ornamental grass is growing in our neighbor's alley. Its colors caught my eye. If you look beyond the rusty red there's a lovely violet woven into the braid-like texture of the ends. The violet color is more dominant depending on the position of the sun. I hope you are able to admire something beautiful today! xo Whitney
Here's a flower arrangement similar to the ones our toddlers create at Joyful Day Montessori. I have a picture tutorial up on our site today that shows how to modify this typically adult activity for younger children. Here's to creativity!
I love the detail on this grapevine wreath I purchased at the Farmers' Market last week. Each little vine seems to have a mind of its own - just like our toddler friends! ❤
Shhh... Mums the word. ;)
Yes. Hay is for horses. Especially ones that can reach over the fence to munch on one formerly circular bale. A big shout out to all my Canadian peeps. I'm missing you and your wonderful Tim Horton's. xo
This Busy Bee has been harvesting pollen from the sunflowers in our yard. 🐝
Our 10-year-old asked, What's so cool about this fence? Here's what I think - in random order: 1. It's in downtown Chicago. Do you expect to see a fence like this? 2. I like how the curve of the gate compliments the curves of the posts. 3. Beyond the fence is a native garden which is cool because those plants will thrive and help storm water run off and 4. This fence is less than 3 feet high - making it magical for all the children that walk past it. While some of these materials wouldn't be my first choice when designing for a toddler environment the scale and aesthetic provides great design inspiration.
Dear Earth, Thanks for the flowers. Sorry us humans aren't taking better care of you. It's not you. It's us. xo ❤ 🌼 🌎