As May rolls into June, our lives go on in their eclectically busy kind of way.
our pretty duckies
spray bottles have been a big hit in the garden
The march ended at the cemetery where veterans led a respectful ceremony honoring those that have given their lives and ending with a prayer for peace.
After a full day, sometimes you just gotta take a nap mid-playing.
Sylvia spelling out words on the theater's white board while we wait for Camille
We were gone from the house all day and pulled into the driveway just in time to see a huge rainbow shining directly over our hose and yard. Home sweet home! Blessed be.
shining over the solar panels and garden
Camille and two of her fellow thespians in front of the Fortney Underground Theater
back at the homestead, Ayla's favorite spot while I am hanging laundry on the line
in the process of giving Camille a new do
at the pond at Mill Bluff State Park with friends (also learning how to be supportive to a grieving family)
a close examination of the cherry tree as the flowers give way to the budding fruit
Ayla with her best buddy at the park
at the Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Ayla and I tagged along with Camille's Girl Scout troop while Papa took Sylvia to her ballet class.
wild lupine (the only food eaten by the endangered Karner blue butterfly larvae)
yellow prairie flower
The girls looked at old nests up close and drew pictures of them while identifying what type of nests they were. They compiled materials for birds to collect for building their nests in our yard (cotton balls, straw, shredded paper, dried grasses, and bits of yarn).
From planting organic gardens to playing Scooby Doo games on the Wii, from spelling and number games in the car to learning how to tune a guitar, from folding origami to investigating cherry buds, all of the eclectic mishmash of our days adds up to a full life. The learning and fun and socializing and discussing might not fit neatly into categories like 'science' and 'history' and 'literature', but it is all there, with rich connections running throughout.