Home school Club- Flower Science

We spent the first half of the summer studying flowers and herbs forĀ  Home school club and the second part of it swimming in the pool, beaching and enjoying the summer sun with friends and family. I didn’t get the chance to blog about our last home school meeting for the summer, so I will now.
In mid July we met at one of our favorite parks and wrapped up our flower study with some science. We talked about the different parts of the flower, how flowers take in food, with the classic “carnation in the food dye” science project and then we let the girls build the parts of a flower with clay.
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Spring joy!

The glory of spring is upon us! We’ve been out and about enjoying one of the most beautiful spring’s I can remember here in California. Hikes to find wildflowers with friends, having picnics by the ocean and watching the pelicans fly above us, and celebrating my Mom’s birthday by heading up north to find sand dollars on a special, hidden beach. We’ve been in and out of creek beds, finding frogs and tiny toads… spotting bluebirds and heron and egrets. It’s been a beautiful spring so far. I so hope the breezy weather and green hills stick around for awhile. We’re loving it so very much!
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Another Softie and A Spring Walk

I couldn’t help myself. I had more chenille and more fabric I was dying to dip into. So I made another Easter animal. This time, an Easter Bear. I could have given this one away but I fell in love with it. So, I’m keeping it for Ellie. I fear by the time I am done, she will have a whole zoo of softie animals.

softie bear face

softie bear

Besides making softie animals, I’ve been walking a lot. The weather has been beautiful and we are trying to take advantage. Ellie and I took a walk around the neighborhood today and I’m so glad I brought my camera because the flowers were out in full bloom.

wildflowers

poppies

california poppy

bees liked this

in between weeds

pretty colors

peach blossom

ranunculus

The bees were buzzing, the birds were chirping. The colors of the flowers all around us throughout the neighborhood were mesmerizing. It truly feels like spring is here. And I’m loving it! I think I’ll go make another spring time softie…