Wild child

    1.  When we celebrated Diwali, I took Charlotte to a nearby mandir.  It is the first time either of us has set foot inside a Hindu temple.  As soon as the staff member led us inside, Charlotte stopped and →MORE...

One of my very favorite parts of motherhood is watching Charlotte’s budding fascination with the natural world.  Over the course of four days, our family watched this spider (some sort of orb weaver, I think) spin and re-spin it’s web, catch →MORE...

Oct 07, 2011
Things she collected on our walk a few days ago.  I really need to get back on top of photographing her nature treasures.  It always makes me so happy to see what catches her eye.  Like that stick.  She pointed at →MORE...

*** If you don’t mind, they reset the count today and I’d appreciate a vote: click here.  You can vote once each day.  Thanks!  (Click the owl on the left). Those dark, heavy rains that drench southern California every autumn arrived →MORE...

Sep 29, 2011
WHAT?, Charlotte has been asking me as we watch spiders slide across their webs in the morning.  Spider-webs, I keep telling her.  And I explain how they are built and why and whenever I see a spider wrapping its prey I →MORE...