The Dragon and St. George have departed the Nature Table. The Autumnal Gnomes have gathered in their cave with a stash of acorns. Mother Earth sits near the cave, eventually she will join the gnomes and hide away for the winter. The pumpkins are out, and Mousey has nibbled a home for himself. The gnome … More Fall on the Nature Table
This year we celebrated Easter with Grandma D and Auntie M. Auntie M is very good at hiding Easter eggs – not everything in this tree is a lemon!
The bunnies have arrived in force. They arrived in the Easter Grass. They arrived in the carrot wagon. And they are all over our nature table.
Now that it is March, it felt appropriate to remove King Winter from the nature table. King Winter has been replaced by a felted-wool Mother Earth, some Root Babies, a family of Mushrooms, the Gnome family, and some four-leaf clover. The Gnome family (from previous scenes) has an umbrella – we’ve had some rain recently, … More March on the Nature Table
King Winter – Anonymous The sky is dull and grey, Piercing and chill the blast, Each step resounds on the frosty ground, Winter is come at last. King Winter, and his entourage, have joined our nature table, their arrival marks the end of the fall, and the beginning of a frosty winter scene. Ideally, this … More the Arrival of King Winter
I have a box of costume jewelry that I’ve inherited from various family and friends. I was recently speaking with a fellow parent (and jeweler) about what to do with it, and he advised me it might contain lead, so it was probably best not to hand it over to the children (or their friends) … More Sparkle Party!
Yesterday at Costco we picked up the Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse (because Legos are cool and colors belong to everyone, even if I think the Friend-figs are silly and poorly thought out), and because many years ago (1995), my sister and I fought over Dolphin Point the lighthouse from the Paradisa line (the 1990s version … More 20 years of Lego Lighthouses for Girls
This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support of Avid Inkling The seasons are changing on our Waldorf-inspired nature table. The Carrot people are moving to the right/southern corner of the shelf, eventually they will be moved off entirely as fall, and then winter scenes sweep across from the north. The Carrot people … More transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall
This morning, before the fog burned off, the boys and I went blackberry picking. It was overcast, slightly foggy, and 62 degrees out, perfect weather for walking and berry picking. We used empty 32 oz yogurt tubs from my stash in the garage, they were a good size for little hands and they had lids … More Blackberries for the Boys