Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Garden

"Never be within doors when you can rightly be without."
--Charlotte Mason

This is why I love our garden. The girls spend countless hours playing, picking, weeding, digging, pruning, pretending, and decorating the garden. Tea parties are staged in the garden. Lunch is served beside the garden. Books can be found in their garden "fort", and the girls even paint pictures of their flowers. Liv now knows what it looks like when mint goes to "seed", how to transplant grown plants, and how to care for her vegetables from seedling to harvesting. Holland has perfected the art of relaxing and enjoying the view which is Liv working and sweating over her crops.

So the act of enjoying the great outdoors, even with a little infant is quite easy when it's right outside your door. It serves this family well, as we don't need to travel far to appreciate God's beautiful earth.

Steps to the fort:


rocks painted with grandma:


Our breakfast reading table:


Oh pompous onion!


Lil babe grapes:


Delightful daisies:


puffs of happy:


Filtering sunlight:


And sweet Violet Beauregarde, we've got blueberries this year!

1 comment:

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Your blog posts are always a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing snippets of beauty from your life and from nature!

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