Tag Archives: playground

rough road.


the kinders begin the process of digging out their cars

and clearing the road after the storm.


“it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

-lucius annaeus seneca


making my mark.


first time playing in the snow with my kinders

after our return to the playground.


“i rolled up my sleeves and said, ‘i want to make a mark on this world.’

-bebe rexha

the math of trees.


when looking at the trees on the kinder playground

it’s easy to see how tall the little people are 

the green does not dare begin until it is

above and safely out of the reach of their tiny hands

even if they are standing on tippy toes

 pulling, climbing, bending, picking, snapping

the trees do the math and live to tell the tale.

“trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.”

-zora neale hurston




a couple of enterprising 5-year olds

create the raised walkway

 many 3s, 4s and 5s

try it out

for quality control 

 offering their suggestions




the boards

fall down

rebuilding as they go.

“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,

mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
—max depree