Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Great Outdoors:Part One (Discoveries)

We just returned from our annual group camping weekend in the Smoky Mountains. As always, it was balm for my soul! I feel so blessed to have this special event, where my children have true freedom in nature. They rode bikes in the pouring rain, caught salamanders, crayfish and butterflies, ate when they were hungry, slept when they were tired, invented things, told stories, discovered mysteries, baked mud pies and played in the creek to their hearts' content. So much beauty to take in, it filled my senses with happiness.

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery" Mark Van Doren

1 comment:

gardenmama said...

It looks like your family made gorgeous memories here!! : ) (I couldn't resist commenting on all your posts, I am new to your blog and just feel so connected to your pictures and words!) Like a breath of fresh air!