Tag Archives: Nature

Simple Sunday – Weekend at Kalaloch

This was the weekend.  Every year we go and when it is over, we find ourselves planning for the next time. This was Haley’s first trip to Kalaloch, and I suspect, her first trip to the ocean.  She loved running … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Into the Wild

With a less dramatic and more happy-go-lucky feel than the movie Into the Wild, we find it is once again that time of year – the time of year to set free our Jack o’lanterns back into the wild. It … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Up to the Top of the World

They shimmered in the sun, whirring and spinning non-stop while we waited in line for our turn. Up, up, up.  At the top was a breathtaking view.  Ladybugs – four, five, half a dozen or more – alighted upon us, … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Camping/Glamping

Yesterday we did some pseudo camping.  This is basically where a person is too tired to full on camp so they just meet up with their friends at the campground and spend the day.  We packed our camp chairs, some … Continue reading

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Babies Come From Vashon Island

Several weeks ago we were invited to a friend’s birthday party which was located on a piece of private beach attached to their neighborhood community center.  The open aired structure and bbq area sit atop a grassy hill that slops … Continue reading

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Wishing on a Rock

Yesterday I was a rock star. After creating a lesson plan and presenting that lesson to a group of my cohorts (((who had to pretend to be six and seven year olds (my lesson was teaching near-doubles addition to a … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Do You Want to Hear How Busy I Have Been or See a Cool Picture of a Bear?

I am two weeks into the master’s program and while it is busy, I find it to be manageable.  I have not had much time for personal reflection, creative writing, or the reading and writing of blogs.  That said I … Continue reading

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Chipmunks and Nail Chewing

Carter and I were leaving the bus stop the other day after getting Cody safely on the school bus when we startled a chipmunk.  It leapt into the air, grabbed the nearest tree and scampered part way up.  It clung … Continue reading

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The Little Blue Robin Egg

On our walk home from the school bus this afternoon I spied a small light blue egg shell by the side of the road.  It was really only half a shell and it led to the following discussion. carter: If … Continue reading

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Bioluminescence and a Badge for Beating up a Hippo

Over a lunchtime bowl of mac and cheese, Carter and I got to talking about what he wanted to be when he grew up.  It was a toss up between a botanist and a garbage man. The conversation started with … Continue reading

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