Good friends and beach time. . .
Inspired from our latest favorite book The Wakame Gatherers by Holly Thompson
and a quick swim
The much spoken about White House organic garden and beehives. (see the lettuce growing!)
Dandelion love! Speading the seeds of hope.
Cooling off at the WWII Memorial
More water play at the botanical garden:
A quick trip to the tropics!
The makings of a great Road Trip…
Some dolphin love (in Baltimore)
A whale skeleton
Feeding the electric eel
The sleeping two toed sloth. . . we saw it!
Top of the World Observation Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor
This year the Easter bunny brought Zoe the book “Grow it, Cook it” by DK Publishing and in each Easter egg hidden out in the yard was hiding a seed package. There were carrot seeds and broccoli seeds, egg guords and basil, beets and sunflowers and a certificate for a strawberry journal. There was plenty of candy also. We have been long term members of a local CSA so we have had no “need” to grow our own food. I have just focused on growing medicinal and culinary herbs but thought it would be fun for Zoe to have her own garden. Yesterday there was a lot of singing “John the Rabbit”. She is excited to get going as soon as the weather warms up. It was snowing yesterday on Easter!
Our very favorite Easter book is The Country Bunny and the Gold Shoes. A great feminist tale written in 1939! suggesting that we can all do anything we set our minds on!
I also wanted to direct any past Herbal Way readers to the Blazing Star Herbal School Blog. Over there we’ll be playing along The 100-Species Challenge and will be posting the regular herbal apprenticeship updates!
It seems that Spring has taken a detour, it was so cold this past week that we took a trip to the Butterfly Pavillion in order to feel the warm air.
Igor the Iguana or the dragon! received much attention and much fascination… He just loved posing for photos!
“The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again.“
– Mathilde Blind, April Rain
Cattails and Pussy Willows
This lovely little birds nest is our newest addition to this Springs nature table made our good friend Sienna, thanks! Don’t you just love it.
and some egg love