Fresh with visions of roadside lace in our heads, Nana led us in a very quick pastel lesson. We’d brought our Audubon First Field Guide: Wildflowers with all its photos plus the Handbook of Nature Study with all its narrative. Queen Anne’s Lace: A Pastels Tutorial Nana first sketched the flower herself, so the children would have a guide. Then she passed out colors. Showed
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I think I hear about it much more often from others during spring. The beautiful weather, need-to-get-outside, distracted and can’t-get-school-work-done issue. But boy do we tend to have that at our house in the fall! In fact, some of our very best family memories are made in the fall. Those times we just take off for the outdoors or build our learning around the changing
Our May was a bit of blur of celebratory times. And many an afternoon was rain-filled. But still we noticed the coming of summer as we brushed pass the hydrangea bushes by the front door. And because of all that rain we are bursting in green and growing things here in the south. Just this week the hydrangea is showing some touches of color. An
Warm sunshine on your back, leaves unfurling and marvelous moss and lichen? Yes, please. We enjoyed some signs of spring and nature study with all our ages this week. It went something like this… Have that nature prompt within sight, by the back door. So, as soon as the little black rain clouds move on we can dart out in the backyard. Go on a
Hearts and Trees brings happy times to our homeschool. Just the right, enriching activity that we seem to need at the time. Back when most were sick in the thick of winter, Middle Girl made this beautiful tissue paper star! It cheered us all. All the items you need with just a few you already have on hand. What more could a mama ask? These
I love the beach. I enjoy bird watching. And I’ve learned so much about nature studies for our homeschool from Barb-Harmony Art Mom. So what a true gift it was to have each and every one of these things mixed together in one BEECH Retreat trip! Something deep in all of us yearns for God’s beauty, and we can find it no matter where we