A flower in your hand

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.  – Georgia O’Keefe
 
Last Friday, I took the children to the Bridge of Flowers, spanning the Deerfield River between the villages of Shelburne Falls and Buckland.  Unprompted, the children gathered up pencils and notebooks to record what they saw.  It was a small thing, but made my teacher heart swell.  Something tells me that Charlotte Mason would have been very pleased.
 
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Someone discovered the fountain:
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois  Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois  
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
 
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
 
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Bridge of Flowers © Nissa Gadbois
Flower gardens are good for the soul.  We are all dreaming together now of the one we will have here on the farm.