A high tide week in May

May 25, 2018 @ 5:36 pm | Filed under: Books, Fun Learning Stuff, Nature Study

Sick kids this week, and lots of IEP stuff going on. But golden hour doesn’t begin until 8pm these days, so I’ve managed plenty of long, rhapsodic evening walks. The light is glorious. I’m completely enchanted.

Huck, Rilla, and I are still reading The Penderwicks and lots of poetry. They finished learning the Willow Cabin speech from Twelfth Night and have begun If music be the food of love. play on. We spent a few weeks immersing in the history of Ancient India, and next week we’re starting an exploration of ancient numbering systems. Rilla helped me prep for it and we’re both pretty excited to dive in. And we’re doing watercolors almost every day, because I’m addicted. Strawberry number two was ripe today. We’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of this lovely book: Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. (Amazon influencer link.) I’m in no hurry at all for the tide to go out.

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  1. Heaven.

  2. But not the sick kids! I hope everyone is better soon! xo

  3. So lovely when the high tide comes in! So sorry to here there has been illness, however. I hope everyone is well on their way to full recovery now {{hugs}}

    Have you got the BBC documentary The Story of 1? Quite fabulous.

    I had no idea there was a new Penderwicks! Am now on hold for it at the library …

  4. Ahhhh, the magical mystery of cornflowers!! Although the alliterative “bachelor buttons” may seem more poetic, “cornflower blue” is definitely among my favorite colors!! I used to grow them along our front walks when we lived in the Golden Hill area of San Diego before moving up the mountain. We’re still having frosts up here in Pine Valley, so only my snapdragons and pansies are blooming now.

    Our Pippin tree was awash in blossoms, and teensy apples are now forming. As long as we don’t get a hard frost now (our latest hard frost has been in mid-June, so we wait with baited breath until July arrives), we should have quite the harvest of lovely Pippins which are ideal for making pies, applesauce, dried apple chips, and just eating right off the tree!!

    The mountain lilacs are fading up here; a few trees here and there still sport a few blossoms, but most are drooping sadly. I’m always sad when the lilacs finish. I have some cosmos and wildflower seeds to plant indoors for now before moving them to our front bed now that the double-bearded irises are done.

    I am sooooo enjoying all of your Instagram photos of your flower friends–thank you for sharing them!!

    Warmly (well, if 51 is considered “warm” at 10:30 AM),
    Susanne πŸ™‚

  5. my photographer friend calls the golden hour “sweet light” in a lovely southern accent

  6. Oh how lovely. When I read about your high tides I always want to be a stowaway on the voyage.

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