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Nature in January

We live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, yet in the past I often forgot to notice what God was doing outside.  That was both ungrateful and foolish. The tiny walks I now regularly take have been such a joy.  What a relief from the everyday busyness of algebra, cellular reproduction, […]

Noticing God’s World Around Us

So often we rush about our busy lives, not seeing the wonders God has created to help us know and praise him.  So often we are too busy, busy, busy to pay attention to God in either his Word or his world. A teacher friend of mine asked her students to take a fall photo […]

Projects, Books, Everyday Life, and Wonderful Encouragement

Right now, Mr. 20 is taking his three younger sisters out for Chinese food. The girls, especially Miss 15, are thrilled, and so am I. It is such a joy when siblings love and enjoy each other! Earlier in the week some of us were suffering from headaches, sore throats, and dizziness, but with good […]

Rain, Fog, and Floating Down the River

So far, this week has been all about water.  Not only pool water, but mostly water from the sky, and even river water. We’ve had slow rain, heavy rain, and a cloud burst (> 1.5″ of water in 10 minutes!), as well as mist, fog, and humidity so high my husband feels he should be sprouting mushrooms.  Our […]

Red Water Pompom: Hydrachna geographica

This morning, after a bit of garden work, preparing for the next batch of meat chicks, and filling the dehydrator with lovage, Mr. 17, Miss 9, and I went for a walk down the almost-dry river bed.   We took the dogs along, which was fine until Miss 9 wanted to catch tadpoles in one of the […]

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