Yesterday, We had amazing bird sightings right in front of our house. We saw Bohemian Waxwings and Western Tanagers. Yes, I am turning into bit of a *geek. We use our Birds of Alberta book to discover and keep track of what we see. Kids are always eager to enter their discoveries in their 'nature books'. I really thought they did a fantastic job. Maya's getting quite good at adding details. I quite like Mona's chubby Tanager.....very lovable.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I heard somewhere today that one of 'the secrets of happiness is to find beauty in small things in nature". I think it's so true. I love it that my kids and I can spend days discovering little miracles of this life. Plants and animals, stars and clouds. One of the favorite games we play as we drive is to try to find animals or anything at all in the sky. We look at the clouds and tell each other what we see. It's so fun. They are so imaginative. We also stop our truck in the middle of the farmer's field at night to show our kids the stars. We are fortunate to live in a place where we can still see the stars.