Poetry Friday: Moss

I’ve been appreciating moss on our walks in the woods. These images show such a variety of textures and shades. They remind me that sometimes beautiful things grow in quiet, dormant seasons. Bruce Guernsey appreciates it too, in his poem “Moss”: How must it be to be moss, that slipcover of rocks?— imagine, greening in… Read More Poetry Friday: Moss

Nature Study


I learned about this gentleman on NPR. The girls and I have been enjoying his website this morning. Wonderful stuff. About Joel Sartore from Joel Sartore on Vimeo.

Nature Study

Raptor Tree

My 5th grader made a “Raptor Tree” using a twig from the back yard, the bird book, and her stores of Model Magic. The detail is pretty amazing: Here’s a picture to provide a sense of scale.


Weekend sights

The girls and I took a walk in the snow the other day. Now I have shots of this path, which my youngest calls the tree tunnel, in three of the four seasons. Spring: Fall: Winter: Lovely spot. I also saw more critters over the weekend — this muskrat, who couldn’t figure out what the… Read More Weekend sights


Hawk Stalking

On the way to church this morning, I told my husband, “Someday, I’m going to get a picture of a hawk with blue sky in the background. All my hawk pictures have been on cloudy days.” On the way home, we stopped so I could try for a better picture of some forsythia I saw… Read More Hawk Stalking