Yesterday afternoon my son Jack and I went to our local library to study wildflowers. We collected his journal ,art supplies, and found a spot near the gardens. Our library's gardens is filled with native plants that are taken care of by our master gardeners.
We talked about native plants and what they are called, how wildflowers seeds are spread, and what types of insects we find in our gardens.
Jack spotted a few Cicada shells laying around the trees, and we listened to the sounds they make.
Jack drew Black Eyed Susan's in his journal.
We found some great books that we would like to share with you on the topics of late summer gardens, gardening, and insects.
Yesterday I was getting ready turn onto our main road to go home. On the right side I saw a little box turtle getting ready to cross onto the road. Yes even in Washington DC there is wildlife! I quickly put on my hazard lights explained to my Mom the rescue operation since I was driving and she quickly got out and rescued the little lady in distress. The kids and I took her to our local park with woods and streams and let her go! What a wonderful feeling! The kids said good bye and said well wishes to our little lady!
I have been going back and forth for several years to study aromatherapy and skin care. Certification is important but for a stay at home Momma with a tight budget it can be very expensive. This summer I have been reading lots of skin care and aromatherapy books, and getting in conatct with schools for help and knowledge. I think I may have found the right school for me. In late August I will be studying with Vintage Remedies outside of Nashville,Tennessee.