Spring is Full of So Many Things


Mama Ann’s dogwood  Watching dogwoods turn from white and pink… into their full summer dress… Visiting Mama Ann a couple of weeks ago when all was in full bloom… Exclaiming over Queen Anne’s lace on the side of the road on the way to church… Stopping to take a photo of a thistle… Planting a garden. Making mud puddles. Noticing new blossoms on the oak

When a millipede interrupts math…


Here’s a little story about our nature studies over the last week… Insects. When a millipede interrupts math you just might have to open the front door to put it back outside. Capturing the millipede, gently in a paper cup, of course prompts an Eldest Boy to share a comparison list of millipedes vs. centipedes he recently learned from his Apologia Biology text. Opening the

November World


Our November nature study grid has enjoyed a special spot on the chalkboard above the kitchen table. It’s easy to glance up then turn and take notice of our November world. One of the nature suggestions was to take a walk in the rain. So, one wet Wednesday we did just that. The Wednesday the cold front was coming in and our area was under

Chipmunks and Squirrels Nature Study


Chipmunks and squirrels are pretty fast moving. However, we took a leisurely pace with this nature study, enjoying it here and there over the last couple of weeks. Mentioning it while we were outside. Being reminded of it when we saw a squirrel. Squirrels we know plenty about. They frequent our feeder and dart across the tree-lined roads. However, when we think of chipmunks, we

Fall Leaf Walk is Our Favorite and Our Best


(Photo of leaves Littlest Girl collected in the backyard before we left). We spent a favorite afternoon looking for fall colors. Our favorite because Hodgepodgedad had the day off for Columbus Day. Our best because we headed to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park all together for a fall leaf walk. (Plus we like the BBC children’s show Charlie & Lola)   We drove the mountain road