Autumn Sunshine

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

This is exactly how we feel these days...lovely autumn-like mornings, too precious to be spent indoors, find us heading out into the yard as soon as the sun begins to peek over the treetops. Bike riding, games of follow-the-leader and tetherball, watching the deer (who are watching us just as closely), feeding the birds and filling the birdbath, sitting together in the yet unfinished tepee, enjoying each other and God's creation around us are the first order of the day in our "school" for now.

Yes, yes, we do get to the other things- math, language arts, geography, history, etc...but, right now, we are beginning with the best, enjoying nature and having fun together!

Early evening finds us right back where we started...

Such simple joy to be found in spending a few lovely hours each day enjoying the great outdoors with my family.