We’ve been taking advantage of the georgeous weather the last few days and have spent a lot of time outdoors. We’ve had “school” on the back porch the past two mornings. We’ve also been enjoying our lunch time in the garden.
We have some large rocks in our front yard that the little girls enjoy playing on. Of course, they are really “mountains.” While playing on the mountains, they discovered this fuzzy little fellow. I’m pretty sure it’s an American dagger moth. Bookworm made a sketch of it for her nature notebook. We’ll research it later.
We’ve also been enjoying the benefits of the cooler temperatures in the garden. Several of our flowers have finally bloomed, although not nearly as abundantly as last year. We lost one of our butterfly bushes to the summer drought. Bookworm has been sketching the flowers, too.
Well, I’m off to do a little bit of ironing (5 pieces a day is the goal) and then I’m heading out for a little reading in the hammock. Our current read-aloud is Kidnapped by River Rats, a book in the Trailblazer Books series. It is a story about two orphan children living in London during the 1880’s who seek help from William and Catherine Booth of the Salvation Army. The kids are loving it and keep begging for just one more chapter. What a great incentive to get afternoon chores out of the way in quick fashion!