|There is a frog right in the middle, making a bellow or croak that vibrated through the bush.|
Photo's, as lovely as they can be still do not capture the beauty of God's creation in real life.
Nature shows and discovery channels are fantastic in their place but they do not replace experiencing the outdoors and adventure for yourself. There's something not quite right about watching people watching a sunrise, instead of watching the real sky.
|Faith took this photo. She called it Faithy's Fairy Bush.|
Children learn what they live.
Faith and Sally (our friends dog) run over bike jumps local children have built. We have seen children walking out of the bush with bikes and shovels, now it all becomes clear.
All these flowers were found in masses in our local area. I have loved being able to have a few to bring home. (no florists where we live)
This bunch is a combination of orchids, bluebells and weeds.
Carter was so thrilled with our bounty he wanted to let the florist in the next town know that she could save alot of money if she just went bush walking!
I used these weeds, which pop up all along the side of the roads as fillers for my flower display. I don't know what they are but they are everywhere.
|Another photo shot by Faith, she's getting the hang of it.|
We have gotten into the habit of taking a basket or bag with us now for collecting all the treasures found in the bush.
There is a bounty of beautiful, inspiring, intelligent writing and ideas in Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series for homeschool, that I could not possibly write it all down, but here is the reference
Vol 1 pg 51-72.
The titles include:
IV. Flowers and Trees
V. Living Creatures
VI. Field-Lore and Naturalists' Books
VII. The Child Gets Knowledge By Means Of His Senses
Vol 3 pg 236-238
|Here is Carter with 'Donkers' a puppet he made just before our bush walk.|