~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ miracles

the trouble with blog posts is, there’s no way to make them scratch-and-sniff. perhaps i can utilize some sort of jedi mind trick to make you smell this clove-filled orange while you read about our month of lifelong learning.

rich’s daughter and her fiance . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ miracles

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

~rainbow mondays~ outer space, inner space

hello, tuesday! it’s time for another rainbow monday! you’ll have that when you are working 2.5 jobs, trying to buy a house, and let’s throw in jury duty just for fun! whee!


i don’t know, something about driving by a full rainbow right over the ocean at lost creek this week inspired . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ outer space, inner space

8 is great!

more of our magical weekend of celebrating quinnโ€™s 8th birthday…

we invited our chosen family and also actual family (the pancakes!) to a dragon party. we were blessed with gorgeous weather (the breeze was a little chilly, but the sun was magnificent!) so i was up at 6 am popping up the canopy and setting . . . → Read More: 8 is great!

~rainbow mondays~ dragons r us

it’s rainbow tuesday again! we had a magical week celebrating a certain boy turning 8 years old, and an even more magical weekend! more pictures to come, this is just a taste of the rainbow.

red, and friends: after five or more years in storage to become a quilt, i decided to abandon the . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ dragons r us

~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

the school year comes to an end, but the unschooling never does. this month of unschooling involved lots of art and outside time! here are some of quinn’s finished art pieces, including his self portrait (india ink on paper) and his “plowl” all glazed and ready to use! one of the wonderful things about . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

~rainbow mondays~ hands and feet

red: rhodie made more vivid by the presence of this little creature.

orange: interspecies bonding

yellow: bolting kale with rainbow blur of rhodies in the background

green: brand new baby kale at the other end of its . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ hands and feet

~a month of unschool~ chickenasaurus


quinn presented his research project on australia. i think the pictures explain more than i ever could in words, just how proud and competent he felt about this project. his research covered the states or australia, the land types (including the desert interior “outback”), as well . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ chickenasaurus

~rainbow mondays~ showers and sunflowers


pink: looking out my front door at sunrise.

red: strawberry leaves turning strawberry-colored.

orange: dahlia at my good friend’s baby shower

yellow: quinn’s umbrella helping me protect my camera; sunflower finally about to bloom just in time to . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ showers and sunflowers

~a month of unschool~ fossil fueled

before i get too carried away with the school year just begun, i want to update about last month…

it’s been a dino month. (i was concerned that angry birds star wars had eclipsed his first great love, but dinosaurs still get this boy very excited!) a dino project patchwork quilt:

. . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ fossil fueled