~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

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

three

 

in spite of attempting all week to catch the traditional stair step cousins picture again, it still had to be influenced in order to occur. there were a few semi-finalists that would have been okay in a pinch… one hurdle to achieving a certain photo is that these are three sentient beings with . . . → Read More: three

~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

thoughts from the other side of the world

the main event on our trip to new york in august was my beloved older brother’s wedding to my beloved sister in law. she’s been in the family since she was still in high school, so it’s not like it was a big surprise or really changed anything, not really. and yet, it was such . . . → Read More: thoughts from the other side of the world

a month or two in the life of a lifelong learner ~ wait just a new york minute

two months fly by quickly when they are august and september… one minute you’re camping on the river, playing baseball and pokemon and dungeons and dragons, and the next minute you’re in new york visiting family, then whammo! school starts. whew! time for a lifelong learning check-in at last!

. . . → Read More: a month or two in the life of a lifelong learner ~ wait just a new york minute

~this moment~ three by three

may 2013

october 2014

september 1, 2015

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember

other posts you may enjoy:~rainbow . . . → Read More: ~this moment~ three by three

a year in the life of a lifelong learner

i have been delinquent on posting ~a month of unschool~ for so many months now, that it is time for an update on a whole year! i gave up on the idea of back-dating the posts and decided to do one giant long post of the whole year in the life of one . . . → Read More: a year in the life of a lifelong learner