Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Blueberry season is one of my favorite seasons of the entire year. It is such a part of the rhythm of Summer. We always pick & freeze atleast 10 gallons. We got a good start tonight...

Since it was the first blueberry picking of the year, we had to pick flowers and put them in our hair...

"Open your mouth & close your eyes & I will give you a big surprise!!"

Clover found wild raspberries growing in the flower field & picked some for everyone.
~berry bliss~

Monday, June 28, 2010

reedy creek

We had such a nice time with our co-op friends at the natural playground. It was about 90 degrees, but being under the trees made it seem cooler.

~girls in the sandbox~

~Clover & Laney~

~Indigo on the vine tunnel~

~Willow, Laurel, & Olivia admire a tiny toad!~

~Nova walking the stumps~

Thursday, June 24, 2010

random update

We are having such a nice Summer break, but it is going by way too fast! The last few days have been incredibly hot. We have been playing outside as early as possible, hibernating during midday, and swimming in the afternoon. Its a good life.

We found a turtle and put her in our garden:

Indigo lost tooth #2 while eating grilled corn:

One of our sunflowers is taller than our house!!! (and it still hasn't bloomed)

Nova finally found a willing playmate (Grandad) for one of his favorite games. The name of the game? "Its Raining". Good times under the umbrella!

My okra is finally growing!

And this butterfly has been hanging out in our flower garden all week. She is beautiful.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice/Father's Day

We packed lots of fun and celebrating into the weekend. A delicious potluck, fun with a pinata, canoe rides and swimming in the lake, and lots of berry picking. I love that Father's Day coincides with Summer Solstice. I have lots of good Father blessings that I like to read at this time of year.
~pinata fun~

~Daddy Tim with the pixies~

Summer Solstice fruit salad: sweet golden orange fruit with a handful or two of blackberries in the middle to remind us that even in the longest day, there is still night. The longest day of Light leaves us spiraling back into Darkness. From now until Fall Equinox, the days will grow shorter and shorter. The only thing to do is embrace this.~

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday in the woods

~beautiful trees & fungus~

~beautiful kids in the woods~