Category Archives: seasons

BOOK REVIEW: Seasons of Joy

I love children’s books that depict children playing outside. We need such books to serve as constant reminders to get our own children – whether as parents, teachers, or mentors – into nature and exploring their world. And when the … Continue reading

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BOOK: Nature’s Day: Discover the world of wonder on your doorstep

I’ve had this book for a little while now, and just getting to posting about it. Geared toward early elementary-aged kids, Nature’s Day invites the reader to explore what can be observed in nature during each of the four seasons. This large … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Bringing the Outside In

I can’t get enough of children’s books that promote outdoor play. That combination – reading books & a love of nature – warms my heart. Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals is a new title the hits all the … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: winter solstice

A thought: When we celebrate the winter solstice, we are celebrating our place in the awesome epic of human history. – Ryan Somma, “The Darkest Day: A Quintessentially Humanist Celebration,” TheHumanist.com (December 18, 2014)

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BOOK REVIEW: Out and About: A First Book of Poems

We have had an unseasonably hot summer here in Portland, and I am ready to say goodbye to it. I am looking forward to my favorite season: Autumn. Cooler temperatures, the burst of colors on and off trees, the wind … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: fall into nature

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Wednesday photo of the week: leaves

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Wednesday photo of the week: leaf pile

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Wednesday photo of the week: flowers for first day of spring

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Winter Solstice Night Hike with Portland Parks and Rec, Dec. 21st

Via Portland Parks and Recreation: Nighttime Hoots & Howls Meet a naturalist for an “after hours” walk! Hear the chirps of birds settling in for the night, the hoots of owls as they search for prey, and other night time … Continue reading

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