“It is infinitely well worth of the mother’s while to take some pains every day to secure, in the first place, that her children spend hours daily amongst rural and natural objects; and, in the second place, to infuse into them, or rather to cherish in them, the love of investigation.” Charlotte Mason, Volume 1, […]
A couple of nights ago Michelangelo spied an echidna in the bush. He rushed back inside for the camera. Thought it timely to showcase some other wildlife on our property, I’ve shared most of these shots before but bringing them all together. 1. Echidna 2. Kangaroos 3. Koala 4. Kookaburra 5. Micro Bat 6. […]
Huge excitement at our house this afternoon, Princess discovered a Koala in a gum tree!!! only 25 metres (82 feet) from the house. Investigating extremely loud grunting noises, she was rewarded with the rare sighting of one of our Australian mammals. Koalas are ‘vulnerable‘ in NSW, I certainly haven’t sighted one since a child over […]
Joining Elisa Loves in a Nature Walk Early one morning at dawn Through the lenses I finally capture a kookaburra, a shy bird my success was only due to shooting through the glass door, he flew away as soon as I ventured out.
Joining Elisa Loves in a Nature Walk Standing on my verandah I see two roos sizing each other up Deciding who is King of the Bush Mock fighting for the title Using tails for balance Kicking and clawing We realise anew how blessed we are to live in the bush.
One day we invited another ‘town’ friend to join us at the natural ponding on the edge of the hockey fields. In amongst ensuring my toddler didn’t fall in, sketching the ducks on the pond, finding a bird’s nest and discussing the pond’s flora an idea was born. An idea that was to change our nature experience, […]
Upon introduction to Charlotte Mason her wisdom resonated with me in most subjects, however there were a few that were ‘stumbling blocks’ and we have ‘tackled them’ with varying degrees of success. When Pam was so bold as to publicly admit she was a Nature Study Drop Out I immediately ‘yelled’, “me too”, but over time I began to ponder, was I […]
We have a resident bat, occasionally he annoys me when he swoops up the hall and startles me, or when he swoops too low over my bed. Then I take to petitioning St Francis to take pity on me and evict Batty, all to no avail. Other family members plead his case, he is a great mosquito […]