Category Archives: Nature Study

Tree Identification

More fences going up. I’m going to lose the view from my window which makes me sadder than it should, but we have to separate the dogs from the goats. The HM brought in two small tree branches, asking me to identify them. He says there are several in his way and he wants to […]

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Spring Beauty:A picture Pip took last year here.A picture from a nature website here.You can also look it up at There’s a Spring Beauty quilt block to color or copy for making a quilt here. Here is a lovely PDF file of a booklet about wildflowers in Boulder, Colorado. The illustrations are colored drawings, […]

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Veteran Homeschoolers know that homeschooling can take us anywhere, and we never can be quite sure where the next interest will lead us. One of the things My favorite Homeschool Mentor, Miss Charlotte Mason, talks about is the importance of putting children in touch with what she calls their ‘affinities.’ Affinity can mean ‘A natural […]

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Nature Study

I swept out a forgotten nook last December and found this little critter, long dead, dusty, and brilliantly blue. I scanned an image of it to get a better look (I think my scanner makes a lovely microscope). I don’t know what it is, and I don’t think I should have liked to have met […]

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Stories of Luther Burbank and His Plant School

The title of this post is the title of one of the books I picked up at the recent library booksale. This color plate is one of 8 such colored plates in the book. There are many other black and white illustrations.The book is by Effie Young Slusser, Mary Belle Williams, and Emma Burbank Beeson, […]

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