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enchanted.

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today we found a beautiful flower that survived

under the snow and ice and rain and arctic temperatures of january.

 were very surprised.

it must be enchanted.

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“the only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature

are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment.

they express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.”
-g. k. chesterton

lookout.

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grandies wake up in the cottage

and run downstairs

to take in all the magic

of the new morning snow

and 

perched atop piles of books

eagerly await the arrival 

of their cousins

who will soon help them bake

a team of sweet gingerbread reindeer.

“always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
― e.b. white

it’s universal children’s day. celebrate it every day.

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grandbaby b and i shared the wonder

of the magic snow that came from the ceiling 

at her very first real play,

the grinch.

i think, at a child’s birth,

if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,

that gift would be curiosity.

– eleanor roosevelt

 

men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. ~ralph waldo emerson

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it was science day

we made

solutions and color swirls

learned about buoyancy

floated and sunk things

then

we met

two big horses

a baby cow from scotland

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a ball python

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and

came back to our room

where we met

 a friendly silverback gorilla

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and an anthropologist

who told us all about him

and he shared

his celery snack

and one of

the best discoveries of all

was when we found out

all on our own

that we could

make secret forts

under the big kid’s science table

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it was so great

to have a special day for science

but then every day

is really science day

if we just look around.