Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sweet Summer Connections

 Valerie Andrews, A Passion for this Earth
"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees."
 I love the passion that my kiddos have for anything that has to do with nature and animals. They have such a special connection with animals of the earth. My daughter Caila says she's the bird queen because they all talk to her when she's outside, and Ricky my son loves his"pet" chicken Mama Rosa if he could I think he would carry his chicken all day.(hey that could take baby wearing to a whole new level)
 I definitely believe  that animals and children have a deep rooted connection with each other...they just seem to be drawn to each other....maybe it's because they still have such gentle hearts.
 Although we do formally homeschool I believe that the summer weeks that we have off are an important part of "school" as's when they connect without the rush of everyday living...they can explore the greatest classroom ever. 
They really do marvel at all that nature has to offer...  it's a magical thing to watch the kids and see the twinkle in their eye as they hunt for nature's little secrets and take glory in finding the water snake at the park pond,  or the frog sunning himself on the lily pad.
My bigger kids are only 8 and 6 and they already hold the key to life in their hearts...
Thank you Barefoot Mama for hosting such a sweet link up...please blog hop over to her touch the earth weekly posts to see her magical picture this week. it's so wonderful to see how other families connect with the world around them!!


  1. What a lovely post! I love the pictures of the kids with the horse. They are amazing creatures, and the kids just seem to love it!

  2. " I definitely believe that animals and children have a deep rooted connection with each other." ME TOO!!! So beautiful, beautiful!

    ps so weird that you used that quote. I had never heard it before yesterday. When I was looking for quotes for this weeks post, I came across this one and had it bookmarked to use next week..haha!

  3. oh and I pinned one of your photos on pinterest:))

  4. I too believe children and animals have a very special connection, I see it everyday with my little man and our dog and is pretty amazing to watch.

    Great pics!

  5. Horses are such majestic animals! Beautiful photos! And I totally agree... Nature really is the greatest classroom!

  6. It is amazing the connection that young children seem to form with animals, I know that is true of my youngest as well.


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