The kids and I ventured down to the beach this morning with sketchbooks and pencils for a bit of nature study. My son drew a clump of seaweed (with a fly on it), my daughter sketched seashells, and I did quick studies of the sea birds. Keeping a nature study notebook (an idea gleaned from the wisdom of Charlotte Mason) is such a delight. I love watching my children quietly observe the natural world around them and record their findings in their notebooks.
We did it! On the morning of November 13, we awoke early and scampered around the house, collecting our remaining belongings to pack into the RV. It took longer than anticipated, but thankfully our friend, Connor, offered his help. We drove south, saying goodbye to Denver.
We drove south through Colorado and into New Mexico. The scenery in New Mexico was beautiful – the many layers of colored earth paired with various grasses would have Read the rest of this entry »