Category Archives: winter

Wednesday photo of the week: immersed

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Wednesday photo of the week: early winter

Winter has come early to Portland, cancelling school on Thursday and Friday last week. It then melted, and snow started again today. Here’s a hot from the first snow fall:

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Wednesday photo of the week: snow bird

Portland got a snow dump two days ago,* and when we went out in it my daughter wanted nothing to do but to make snow birds. * And the city effectively froze – school was canceled on Monday and Tuesday … 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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Nature-based camps for Winter Break 2015

While there are not as many opportunities for nature- or science-based camps for winter break as there are for summer, there are still some great options! Let me know if I have missed any: Audubon Society of Portland Green Schoolhouse … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Outside by Deirdre Gill

We’ve been having some cold days here in Portland. There was a little snow even while we were gone over Thanksgiving. While I do not miss living in Montana this time of year, I hope we get some more snow … Continue reading

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Nature-based winter break camps in the Portland area

While there are not as many opportunities for nature- or science-based camps for winter break as there are for summer, there are still some great options! Let me know if I have missed any: Audubon Society of Portland Green Schoolhouse … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: slushy

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Wednesday photo of the week: snow day

Afton’s first time in the snow!

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Monday thought of the week: the incomparable joys of a snow day

A thought: One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day. – Susan Orlean, from her column “Free Range” in The New Yorker, January 21, 2011

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