“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.” — Claude Monet
Watching my children — really paying attention to them at play — is one of my greatest joys.
More baby work during lesson time . . .
There’s a whole lot of homeschooling happening over here!
Oh, just making tea for anyone who is willing to drink squishy over-ripe tomato water.
This beautiful place we love so. In all seasons. In all colors. All the echoes of our days fade away into the vast blues.
Just a few scenes from our first official day back at homeschool!
Amabel’s latest creation was sent off to a cousin across the country this morning: a mini mouse in an altoid box!
He calls this: “King!”
“It is play, not properness, that is the central artery, the core, the brain stem of creative life. The impulse to play is an instinct. No play, no creative life. Be good, no creative life. Sit still, no creative life.”
— “Woman Who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Ballantine Books, 1992: p. 234.
I was pretty nervous about being on a boat for four hours with Wallace. Tight quarters + a toddler didn’t sound like a good idea to me . . . but after a rough start he loved the adventure, and watching cousins and uncles on the tube made all the baby antics worth the trip.