A Wise Word from a Ladybird

My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers and native plants that define the regions of our land–to encourage and promote their use in appropriate areas, and thus help pass on to generations in waiting the quiet joys and satisfactions I have […]

Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma

We returned to Oklahoma as a part of our son’s continued search for his next academic home.  This time, though, we made a purposeful side trip to tie into the youngest’s history studies.  With the older two, we have journeyed to Nacogdoches and take in Caddo and Tejas Indian history.   Those cultures are well […]

Texas, Home of the Mammoth(?)

Early in our homeschooling journey, we made a point of taking a year-end trip that wrapped up whatever we studied into a neat (albeit, sometimes expensive) little bow.   Our studies of rock striations led us to Big Bend National Park and to the Grand Canyon.   And what would a study of Civil War […]

Seeing the Past, Cherishing the Present

I wanted to put words around the slide show I posted before, but simply ran out of time.   The military park was amazing, with such descriptive images of the battle sites until you couldn’t help but leave with an appreciation for what each side in the battle had to endure—the heat, the mosquitoes, the continual […]