taking a moment to find joy in the little things
I have two hellebore plants and both are blooming. I'm thankful the snow and ice didn't seem to have damaging effects on them.
Our homeschool group went roller skating on Valentine's day...so much fun and surprisingly good exercise. My girls aren't naturals, but they had fun and did a pretty good job. We need to go again soon.
I've been watching bulbs begin to poke up out of the ground all over my neighborhood and now I have several making appearances in my own garden. So exciting to see signs of spring.
The girls are still taking their art history/painting class. These two works are in the style of Miro. They created them by closing their eyes and randomly drawing on their paper. Then they opened their eyes and used their lines to create an image.
|by Sydney age 9|
|by Kayleigh age 7|
Also really happy for me....my instagram photo submissions have been featured quite a bit this past week. I talked a bit yesterday about how participating in these photo prompts has sparked a new level of creativity in me and I am encouraged by being chosen and featured. This is a giant collage I put together which shows my photos and others that were featured.
Often I have little "stages" set up like this so I can create a shot. If you ever just dropped by my house there is no telling what you might find set up.
Our backyard is so muddy and squishy. At first glance it doesn't appear to be, because it's fully covered in grass. But this is what happens in just a few minutes when I send the girls out for fresh air.
In addition to the mud, our yard is full of salamanders and frogs.
Every year, like clockwork, we start to hear them at night. They are LOUD, but I love it....have a listen.