Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Enjoying the Pace

I got up early this morning and went for a walk in the cool morning air. I feel the change of season slowly sneaking up on us. The light is changing, sunflowers are bending and drying...dropping their seeds for next summer. Under a tree on the big green was a blanket of wispy grey-blue mushrooms, perfect for Molly to observe for her botany block! I had Oliver pick some apples to stuff with oatmeal, cinnamon, dried cranberries, butter, sucanat and our spiced plums. The whole house smelled so cozy. The kids had their warm breakfast then we moved into our work for the day. Molly and I walked through the neighborhood to look at the plants and Oliver just went out to look for six fold symmetry that exists in nature. We get to construct the hyacinth tomorrow with his compass! It should turn out beautifully. We'll be heading up the coast in September as well as to the mountains and all that we've studied will be at their feet and fingertips. It is good.

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