“Happiness is a quiet, perpetual rejoicing in small events.” ~ author unknown
We’re putting the pause button on summer. One of the ways we are hanging on to summer is to savor nature. Gathering flowers from the yard and making arrangements. I’ve been using my phone camera to capture blooms when we venture outside into the green of summer…
Growing things in our yard. 1. Hello beautiful little rose in the front yard. | 2. Morning glory mingles with four o’ clocks | 3. Honeybees are happy on our sunflower | 4. Cucumber and vinegar salad side for supper – thanks to Middle Girl’s garden bounty! (this I shared with Collage Friday)
Noticing zinnias and other things in Nana’s garden. Isn’t the detail marvelous?
And caterpillars. Gulf fritillary caterpillars Aunt Mary Ann brought from her yard. A passion fruit vine for them to munch on. And time ahead watching them grow and anticipating butterflies! All are settled into the butterfly habitat. Middle Girl has measured them and is journaling progress. They’ve been named Bob, Fred and Bill. And we’ll have to enjoy Nana’s butterfly pastel again and note our art progress.
Plenty to notice with just a visit outside.
“It is an extraordinary and beautiful thing that God, in creation…works with the beauty of matter; the reality of things; the discoveries of the senses, all five of them; so that we, in turn, may hear the grass growing; see a face springing to life in love and laughter…The offerings of creation…our glimpses of truth. ~ Madeleine L’Engle
Simple summer nature study. Won’t you join us in noticing with Outdoor Hour Challenges and the Handbook of Nature Study?