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Celebrating Beauty in Daily Life

Events near and far over the past few weeks have provided me with a steady stream of reminders to cherish the bounty, beauty, and stability of my daily life.   It is an incredible luxury to live in such a beautiful place AND have the time to tend a bountiful garden, walk regularly in the forest, swim in the lake, and prepare meals with delicious fresh whole foods.  Here are some pictures I took while remembering to intentionally soak in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures in and around our home.

I am grateful for:

edible-flowers
Edible flowers
view-from-philo
The view from Mt. Philo, and that Mt. Philo is in my back yard
daily-harvests
Daily harvests
shades-of-green
Shades of green
sunsets
Camp porch sunsets
grandmother-trees
Grandmother trees
this-breakfast
Tasting the rainbow
sharing-the-harvest
Having food to share – with friends and wildlife
orange-yolks
Orange yolks
Lake-Champlain
Long swims in Lake Champlain
food-as-art
Food as art
rainbows
Standing out in the sun and rain to admire a rainbow
wheelbarrow-of-weeds
A full wheelbarrow of weeds
patterns-in-nature
Having time to notice beauty in nature

 

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Children and Nature School Gardens

Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp

More camp fun: this month on the beautiful Lake Champlain Waldorf School Campus.  Awesome campers, dedicated energetic and loving counselors, blue skies, lush green fields, breezy pine-scented forests, cool sprinklers, nourishing and delicious snacks, creative art projects, and ever changing sand box creations:

Children's Garden Opening Circle
Children’s Garden Opening Circle
Sandbox Creations
Sandbox Creations
Forest Tent Nature Journaling
Forest Tent Nature Journaling
Felting Bird's Nests with enthusiastic CITs and Counselors
Felting Bird’s Nests with enthusiastic CITs and Counselors
Creative Free Play
Creative Free Play
water-play-and-days-recap
Joyous Water Play and a Day’s Recap
Afternoons full of joy, sun, water, and friends
Afternoons full of fun, sun, water, and friends
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Children and Nature School Gardens

2015 Summer Camps!

As snow accumulates and chilly temperatures brighten our cheeks, I’m dreaming of summer in Vermont.  This year I’ll be running two camps: Green Thumbs Summer Camp and Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp.  Check out the camp posters, visit our websites, save the dates, and help spread the word to families who live in the Charlotte/Shelburne area!

TLCamp_PosterCheck out the camp website and the camp brochure for more information.

CCS-Garden-Camp-Poster-long-2015

Register through Charlotte Recreation.