tending plants, tending hearts
Well, that's something you don't see every day! 🤣🙊 Looks like the bumblebees will have some #coronababies of their own. I am intensely grateful for the work we've put into our backyard over the last four years. We literally had only sod on top of terrible clay soil. Our little piece of paradise is keeping us sane right now!
We filled our souls with art and good music this morning. 💜💜
Spring keeps reminding us that dark times pass and change can be beautiful. Bottlebrush in bloom. 💜
Good morning, dear earth Good morning, dear sun Good morning, dear resting stones And the beasts on the run Good morning, dear flowers And the birds in the trees Good morning to you And good morning to me 🌄
These itty bitty baby lemons are just the cutest things ever. 😊💜🍋
We celebrated the Spring Equinox this week with a high of 86 and three trays of plants for our garden. So thankful for the beautiful weather, and our beautiful Mother Earth who hugs us and never lets go. 🌱🌎🌻
I am going stir crazy over here. Because of the broken collarbone, I'm having to pay a lot more attention to my child than normal. Exactly what you want when you can't get a break from each other. 😬 Lest that sound one sided, he is also very much wanting space from us and to goood dooo something. He also just complained that I interrupted him while he was talking... to himself. We're all going a little nuts. So let's talk about kindergarten! We started in January. If we were doing public school he wouldn't start until this fall because of his late birthday, but I wanted to get in a rhythm before baby comes. (If you check my kinder highlights I talk more about my reasons for starting in what most people consider mid-year.) Our kindergarten probably looks very little like public school kindergarten. In fact, preschool programs are probably more academic than our version of kindergarten. I believe in really organic learning that is relevant to life experiences, and letting academic work happen as he's ready and interested. At the end of last year, I made a list of things I wanted to present to him. Unintentionally, the theme of my list became My Place in the World and it's working really beautifully for us. I'll give more detail on this some other time. Everett has been interested in maps for some time now, so a lot of his *work* ties back into learning about our beautiful Earth. I was really inspired when @modernmissmason introduced us to the Book of Centuries (BOC in her highlights) last year. I took that concept and created our Book of Continents. Everett LOVES to draw and loves zoology. Whatever animal fancies him gets its own portrait labeled with its name and native location. Sometimes I request this, sometimes (like with this arctic wolf) he does it on his own and asks me to help label/put in the book. Our #bookofcontinents is not limited to animals. We've included our location, different foods, etc. It's been a great way to work on so many things that he loves without disconnecting his education into school subjects. Also, this morning I taught him what a wedgie is after I commented that a character in a picture book had one. 🤣🤷♀️