Category Archives: Nature

Days getting shorter, time slowing down

As we get closer to the Winter Solstice, we’ve noticed something strange. Time seems to be slowing down. This will be our first year celebrating the shortest day, the first year we will mark this passage of the seasons, the … Continue reading

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Going to see a man about Christmas…

Yesterday, regardless of the chills, tired eyes and rosy cheeks well-known here when the first winter cold strikes, we bundled up and headed out into the cold sunny air… we had a date with a very special someone. We headed … Continue reading

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Which came first : The quail or the egg?

In our case tonight, it was the egg. Let me explain… How does learning happen here? It does so randomly most of the time. I’ve tried having a plan, but I’m not a home school mama so I definitely don’t … Continue reading

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Slowing down, feeling good

So much fun! Here. ¬†Best homemade clay recipe to date! My husband looked at me yesterday, as we were threading pony beads onto our latest homemade ornament project, and simply said : “It’s strange, but I feel so much more … Continue reading

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Quiet morning – playing the nap time game

Mornings used to be the time when I had a few hours to myself. My son is a morning napper. I think it comes from the fact that he is still not the best night-time sleeper and after his morning … Continue reading

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Warm and slow Sunday

We were on the road much of the day yesterday. A round trip to Montreal for a little bit of Christmas shopping and some time with my sister and our niece. We are so lucky to have little people that … Continue reading

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First snowy walk of the year

Although the world around us has been hit with snow repeatedly over the last few weeks, we, aside from the very occasional ephemeral flurries, were yet to have any real snow. That changed yesterday. You can imagine the early morning … Continue reading

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And the trees keep falling…

Have you ever gone from elated to not so sure about something in less than 24 hours? I’m there now… This is the picture I posted 2 days ago about gaining so much light on our grounds due to our … Continue reading

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A very special spot – Gratitude

This week-end, I’m grateful… – for more time on the week-ends, now that my weeks are more my own. – for the curious nature of nature and the conversations¬†it provokes. – for the crisp late fall air that cleans my … Continue reading

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Playing with shadows

How naturally children learn… We spend so much time trying to impart knowledge and they hold it all already. They just don’t have the words for concepts and things, but they know they are there, they know they exist. And … Continue reading

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