Our Earth Warriors Nature Club started up again today with a lovely group of kids.
Tending gardens and planting seeds for the first day…I had almost forgotten how much I love this life.
Our meander up the switchbacks was a hunt for stones to paint for our garden entrance. These kids made some sweet discoveries nestled in the hill. Quartz and agates, likely right where the glacier dropped them off.
“The best place to paint is nature because there are so many beautiful things.” ~ Asha, age 8
The blackcaps and blackberries are going off right now! It’s seems everywhere I turn there are scrumptious berries to eat!
We’ve been hearing of several bear sightings in the neighborhood these days, so I think we aren’t the only ones enjoying the bounty…
Sometimes nature is so beautiful it looks surreal. I was just sitting on the ridge and happened to look up. These clouds are just floating by doing their thing…
A beautiful first day of summer camp!
Lots of games, fairy house building, and a squidgy romp in the quick sand after that intense torrential rain last night! Many thanks to Cassandra and Kristin for their wonderful leadership with this playful group!
Remembering when the world had color, and the air didn’t hurt my face. Ahh, breathe in the sweet memories of summer. Thankful for a toasty warm bus on these frigid nights.
Strawberries we picked.
This is the one cedar that had to come down to make room for our house. This hill looks very different now!
Barefoot cousins, playing outside the bus.
Peas from her own garden!
Enjoying the new grass after the spring floods. Can’t you just feel it between your toes?!
At one of our favorite spots, Willow River State Park, by the falls.
Chillin’ on the hill.
Oh, the sweet sunshine!
This calendula from our garden is now infused in our coconut oil/beeswax salve, and we get the sunshine joyful medicine on our skin every day!
Finding treasures in the tall grass. A perfect summer day.
Sharing the tickling joy.
Including greens we planted and “weeds” that just pop up, like oxalis (sheep sorrel) and lambs quarters (wild spinach). Yum!
I love the little mosses blooming on the land right now!