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
Our nature table got neglected a bit over the summer, and the boys start back to school this week, so last night I cleared it off and started fresh. The golden candle holder has joined Mother Earth – eventually the days will get shorter and we will need the extra light, and Mother Earth stands … More Transitions – into September and a new school year
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 King Winter has been replaced by a felted-wool Mother Earth, some Root Babies, a family of Mushrooms, the Gnome family, and some four-leaf clover.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
We have had frost on our car several mornings, and there is “frost” slowly spreading over the nature table as well. King Winter and his Winter Sprites have joined us. The scene has been set to reflect the shortened days, long nights, and chill in the air. Some festive winter gnomes mingle near a large … More winter 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