Watching the Spider

These are the faces of children watching a spider catch a mosquito and wrap it up in web.

After we walked around the neighborhood watching spiders, collecting gorgeous leaves, and noticing pumpkins ripening on the vine, someone asked me, “When are you going to decorate for Halloween, Mia?”

I answered, “I’m letting nature decorate for me.”

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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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