Category Archives: Mother Nature

My Summer Children

My garden is my summer children.  I take care of the flowers just like I take care of children.  Every year the flowers are different, and I don’t know why.  Mother Nature has her own agenda.  Every year children are … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms, Courage, and So Much More

Two days of mid 90-degree heat is rare in May up here in New England.  I knew a thunderstorm would soon roll in.  I sat on my porch, watching the sky, and was drawn to memories of thunderstorms and how … Continue reading

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Colors of the Day – Flowering Tree, Moonrise, Sunset

Pink is exploding on the playground at school. This beauty of a tree is beside the climber. We climbed and looked in wonder. The moonrise on the playground above the tree’s early spring leaves glowed above a perfect circle. Children … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Roses, Jennie

This past week  was very busy.  It was school vacation week, so we we rolled up our sleeves to start on yard work.  Spring arrives late in New England.  Of course we had a delightful day driving to a lovely … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Yesterday A scary weather forecast Today High winds and lots of snow Tomorrow Playing in the snow with the children Reading “Katy and the Big Snow” Jennie  

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There Are Never Enough Sunsets

In New England, winter sunsets happen around 4:30 PM.  This is today’s sunset at school.  Typically we are outside on the playground at this time.  Today we were inside.  When I saw the sunset’s pink and yellow colors, looking out … Continue reading

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First Snow

The sun is setting on the new fallen snow Large pines rest their snow laden boughs, ready for a winter’s night. Night falls and the young trees gleam, wearing snow like children who were sledding and playing outside today. First … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

Ice storm on Christmas Day It lasted…and lasted. The only thing to do was start a fire. Fire and Ice, Football, and Leftovers. Life is Good. Jennie

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November

November arrives with glorious color, splendor in the leaves on trees. The colors that began to flame in October are finally brilliant, vibrant when November comes calling. There are days of balmy temperatures and warm breezes. November is saying come … Continue reading

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What Do Children Think?

It’s the last hurrah.  Fall is hanging on to its beautiful colors like a child playing in piles of leaves, or carefully making a bouquet of bright colored leaves.  That’s what children do when they are struck by wonder.  And, … Continue reading

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