Global Connections: Diwali

In honor of Diwali, India’s festival of light, and to enhance our feelings of connection to the rest of the world,  we made Rangolis today. ‘Rangoli,’ a Sanskrit word meaning creative expression through color, is the art of drawing beautiful patterns on the floor, typically using colored powder. READ MORE

Incredible Webs

Who needs Halloween decorations when the spiders are busy adorning branches and bushes with their handiwork? With drops of dew lighting it up in the morning sun, this spider web caught my eye from far across our yard. It measures at least 30 feet wide. READ MORE

Pinecone Leaf Bats

Don’t you love when proof of your efforts comes back to you in a positive way? My five-year-old son, William, surprised me with the greatest little nature craft the other day. READ MORE

An Earthy Earth Day

Sara and I tagged along with William’s preschool for a lovely hike in the woods at Bellevue’s Mercer Slough Nature Park , a 320-acre wetland area with miles of wonderful (easy, flat, stroller-friendly, lots to look at) trails for kids. READ MORE