~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons

clearly, this is long overdue!

i’m writing this during the cold november rain, so it warms my heart a little to look back over summer sunshine and fun! and of course, learning.

i’m mostly relying on photographic evidence to remind me of . . . → Read More: ~two and a half months in the life of a lifelong learner~ dragonflies to dragons

~rainbow mondays~ winter banana and stained glass

red: holly berries

orange: amanita mushroom observed during quinn’s school field trip.

yellow: i was so excited when i found these winter banana apples at the fill-your-pantry market that i had to buy some. it is one of the varieties my mom has identified growing on the farm. they grew these on . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ winter banana and stained glass

the big apple

i’ve been feeling funky, i’m not gonna lie. maybe not coincidentally, i’ve been quiet around this here blog, so i think i’m going to make a point to get back to writing, in the name of self care. i think i’ll start with the story of our trip to new york, since i only really . . . → Read More: the big apple

~black and white wednesdays~ tractors and lace

a lot of the photos from this trip seemed to lend themselves to black and white…

resting up before the flight… he must have been a little tired from his first week of fourth grade!

these three again…

these five… i’m letting myself sneak in just this one image, . . . → Read More: ~black and white wednesdays~ tractors and lace

~rainbow mondays~ goldenrod, periwinkle, red violet, the whole crayon box a.k.a. mama’s new york rainbow

red: so many apples…

red: hard to choose! this one is named chenango strawberry.

red: numbered apples awaiting grammy’s careful identification process.

red: view of the barn through the apple trees

red: all the colors were accented with goldenrod this trip.

red: red hot, that is. this amazing . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ goldenrod, periwinkle, red violet, the whole crayon box a.k.a. mama’s new york rainbow

~rainbow mondays~ quinn’s new york rainbow

a double-header of new york rainbows tonight… the first one is brought to you by quinn! we spent lots of time in apple orchard mode while we were visiting new york this time, and quinn chose to document his own rainbow using my camera during one of our excursions to tag, sample, and collect apples . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ quinn’s new york rainbow