"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Monday, May 11, 2009

Robin outside our window


If you sit in the overstuffed chair in the living room, where we don't sit much any more since we expanded the family room, and look out the window you can see a robin in her next not two feet away in the rhododendron bush.










When she flies off you can see the beautifully constructed and sturdy nest.












And if you peek inside the nest you will see a wonderful surprise...

2 comments:

School for Us said...

OH... you're so lucky! :-) Enjoy!

Kris said...

I was out this evening and Ds#3 called me to tell me that the chicks had hatched! It's too dark to see now so I can't wait to look tomorrow.