October is well on its way and the weather has been beautiful. I'm even starting to see a little color on the trees too. Our homeschool year is going as expected, and it's keeping me extremely occupied, to say the least, which is why this is a short post. This year is the most challenging … Continue reading October
Due to several reasons, we had not been getting out for regular day hikes as much as we used to, and this made me sad. But last week we woke up, the weather was good, the time was right, and we decided at the last minute to go to the mountains for the day. (We never … Continue reading Thoughts on Photographs and the Last Ten Years
As a follow-up to my son's mushroom project, I thought I would share what we found below our deck around a tree stump at just about the same time we were growing shiitake mushrooms. We get a lot of cool mushrooms in our yard, especially in the spring and fall when it's rainy, but we've … Continue reading Nature Watch: Crazy Abundance of Mushrooms
Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on September 24, 2014. I think these tours would be awesome for older homeschooled students who are interested in farming, food and/or bicycling. If you'd like to see all the images I took on this tour, click here. Last week I had the pleasure of tagging … Continue reading Georgia Food Tours: Agro Cycle Tour
Just a short post today to tell you that I'm happily sharing more of my photography on the Mud Puddles to Meteors blog today. I'm flattered that they want to share my work! These are some of my favorite images from our trip to Amelia Island, Florida a couple of years ago. We were celebrating … Continue reading Find Me Elsewhere Today
On our recent journey to Chicago to help my in-laws in an unfortunate circumstance, we took a couple of days to go out and do something fun. One of our favorite places is the Chicago Botanical Garden. We went last year when we were in Chicago visiting our relatives, and it was nice to go … Continue reading The Chicago Botanical Garden Butterfly Habitat
Unfortunately, the newspaper can't use my column this week, so I thought I'd share some photos today instead. Some of you might be interested in knowing that the flower I use in my logo is a kind of Columbine. I discovered it in a wildflower seed mix, and I try to collect the seeds every … Continue reading Mama of Letters’ Columbine Logo
...this picture. A warm February Sunday spent with sticks alongside a lake. Georgia red clay underfoot. It was a good day.