What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Woods Walk











  

The air has been feeling a bit more crisp than usual these days.  I might have even felt a bit chilled last night.  I *may* have even taken a hot shower.  A hot shower? Yes, I believe it was that.

I had so many summer plans that never quite made it to reality.  So many.  And one of the big ones was going for a walk in our woods once a week.  Because I wanted to enjoy the weather.  I wanted to enjoy the gift that beckons right outside our doorstep.  I wanted to take time to explore and discover and seek and see.  I had big plans to take a nature notebook on our walks and do some art on the hills, maybe some flower pressing.  And we've only gone a handful of times.  As in, one hand.

Two weeks ago we made our way woodwards- foraging for blackberries.  We wound up with about four quarts to freeze and I have a few more quarts to turn into jelly.  It's on the list for tomorrow.

The boys' favorite part?  Frog hunting and deer spotting.
The girls' favorite part?  The building of Fairy houses
My favorite part?  A girl leaning in and laying close.