In defense of dandelions

dandelion-princessHow can I not love a month when, regardless of the weather, everywhere I turn there are flowers, flowers, and more flowers, against a backdrop of green so bright it makes me dizzy?  I do love it, and I love watching your children discover every flower as though it were the first.  Let me just say that dandelions are a child’s best friend. They grow anywhere, they are bright and beautiful, you can actually draw with them and eat them, and no one ever tells you not to pick them!  They have a bad reputation, but they don’t deserve it – they are good friends.

Posted in seasons in the garden, thoughts about life

Do you wonder about the importance of play? This article is a few years old, and everything in it is still true. Read it, and then go play! Taking Play Seriously, NY Times Magazine:
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I am deeply grateful to Brené Brown for her work on courage, vulnerability and empathy. If you don’t know her work, start with this short but powerful animation, and then go to her webpage.
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When I’m not teaching, I volunteer with Bark, the defenders and protectors of Mt. Hood. Free monthly hikes, monthly educational talks on forest issues, families welcome! Come learn how to defend the forest.
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