Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The Education of Children
"Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education."
The little ones and I have been pupils of Mother Nature. We have been diligent students, being educated about the ways of the birds, and the bees, and the flowers on the trees! We are becoming better caretakers of the Earth.
"Look, Mom...Carrots, just like Rabbit!" (One of Mary's favorite characters from Winnie the Pooh)
Benjamin loves helping to water the plants and flowers.
Filling up the bird bath.
Our beautiful magnolia in bloom. This variety smells delicious and is tolerant of the bitter winter we experience here in Kansas. Notice the bee on the bloom (upper right hand corner) that was about to attack!
As I post this, the angels in heaven are serenading us with peals of thunder and lightening. How has Mother Nature entertained you?