Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nature Watercolors with Kids

A few weeks ago, Sam, Felix (colleagues) and I took the 3rd grade out to the stream at school on an extraordinarily beautiful spring day. What could be better that introducing kids to such a wonderful activity that taps their creative spirits and allows them to connect with nature in a way that children rarely do anymore?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nature in Napa

It seems odd to think about a trip to Napa as a trip about communing with nature, but ironically, it was truly about becoming closer to the natural world. We were there for the remarkable "budburst" which is the awakening of the grape vines from their long winter's dormancy. The gnarled old vines seemed to posses the knowledge of their many decades. The flowers were also bursting open more and more each massing day. And the magic of seeing grapefruits, lemons and oranges ripe on the trees in March was amazing.