Our December World
“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”
– Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing
I took a couple of pictures of the moon the night we were to have a lunar eclipse. Then the clouds rolled in and I fell asleep so I didn’t get to see it, Oh well maybe next time =) See a pic of a lunar eclipse from Oct 2004 HERE.
On Christmas Eve we headed out for a much-needed walk. For weeks the boys and I have been trying to get over being sick. It was a BEAUTIFUL day and I was ready to go! We headed out with the intent to really “see” our December world and to find the colors red and green. (I was inspired to look for those colors by my Hodgepodge friend.)
Our Dec 24 world was bright, cold, crisp and just wonderful. There were all shades of brown and gray, red, burnt orange, gorgeous blue, bright and dull greens, muted yellows, white and black.
I am excited to say that we got SNOW on Christmas day. Where I live it was the first real snow in 100 years! Then the day after Christmas it was a winter wonderland!
I have found such joy, contentment, peace, have been completely amazed and in awe since I found the Charlotte Mason home school method about five years. At that time I started getting my boys outside, taking walks, feeding and watching the birds, observing the colors, textures, large and small creatures, plants, weeds, trees, a variety of tracks and even scat left behind. I have completely enjoyed becoming familiar with the wonder of God’s creation every chance I get, every place I can but most of our lessons have been right here in my own backyard! My family is very blessed to have the property that we do. It is not everything that I would want but it has so much that I love. The big yard (even though it has a steady hill all the way to the back) the little lake, sometimes a creek (depending on how much rain we’ve had), the woods, rocks, open areas, wild flowers, wild ferns, so many trees and even more. This property belonged to my grandparents and my grandfather gave us the opportunity to buy it and it is a true gift from God.
When you have eaten and are satisfied , praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Duet. 8:10
Thank You to Barb @ HNS for being the inspiration and the link to so much of the knowledge and enjoyment we have gained over the years.