Another thing is- I'm constantly learning new things, which is AWESOME!
For our science studies this year, we are exploring nature. We have nature readers that we read from, and we also do hands-on projects and field trips.
Last month, we went observing nature. We went to the nearby "Montes Creek" and explored. Early Fall is a fun time to explore plants because many are still alive, yet changing. We found seed pods of different types.
Upon closer inspection, I noticed the contrasts in color that worked so beautifully together in drawing my eye in, from the bright golden pollen on the long tips of the pale pink stamens to the reds and greens on the knotty stem.
To me it was amazing to see just how much beautiful life goes on around us, even when we look out and can see only barren wasteland.
|We didn't plant these, just some cantaloupe goo we threw in the garden. Too bad the frost will get it soon :(|
|Our yard looks a lot bigger from the top of the hill!|
|Mean weeds, but they are kinda pretty when they change for the fall.|
|Amara found a baby cactus about as big as her finger.|
|These branches have bulges on them- perhaps seedpods?|
|Lily is observing the bulges on those branches.|
|Not sure what this yellow one is, but it's everywhere in the desert.|
|Prairie dog hole. We have about a gazillion of those in the hill behind the house.|
|And we have a gazillion of these lovelies, too. Weird how it grew in a "fairy ring." Wear shoes when outside, but take them off when you come in or we get cactus spines in our carpet (sad for the person that finds those in their foot).|
|These weeds grew by my house in Orem growing up. Not sure what they are, they don't smell good, but the flower is pretty.|