Last weekend we went on a bush walk and saw an echidna out in the open. Usually we hear them before we see them but this one was in the middle of a path through some bush. The varied gold, brown tones of its spikes were in their full glory so it took me some … Continue reading October Nature Study in Australia
Just about all the men we know have grown beards, if they didn't have one already, and many are sporting razor cuts or obvious amateur jobs. It's desperate days when your husband gets his 16 year old daughter to razor cut his hair. It doesn't look too bad, actually, despite my initial horror when he … Continue reading Dispatches from Lockdown #2
We have this tree at the bottom of our long driveway. I pass it at least once a day when I check the mailbox and I've noticed it had some deep pink/crimson flowers on it from time to time and that it was evergreen. And that was it.Not long ago Moozle was looking around the … Continue reading 'Nature will not give up her secrets to the man in a hurry.'
My 11 year old daughter is full of Sherlock Holmes' quotes this week and included this one in her nature journal after quoting it at every opportunity: You see, but you do not observe. Flannel flowers in bloom - so named because they have a lovely soft, … Continue reading ‘You see but you do not observe.’
I'm joining in Celeste's monthly link-up for April at the eleventh hour. If you'd like to know more about this link-up, or what 'Keeping' is all about, have a look at her introductory post. This month Celeste asked us to share what inspires us in our 'Keeping' habits:Do you have favourite books on the topic? … Continue reading Keeping & the Leisure to Stand and Stare
Natural history is a matter of observation; it is a harvest which you gather when and where you find it growing. Birds and squirrels and flowers are not always in season, but philosophy we have always with us. It is a crop which we can grow and reap at all times and in all places … Continue reading Keeping Nature Notebooks
Where science does not teach a child to wonder and admire it has perhaps no educative value. A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason We've started getting back into our regular bush ventures now that the weather is cooling down here, but this past week we had some outings which weren't done with … Continue reading Keeping Company – Nature & Science Notebooks