outdoor school

128/366 - sunny day at school - (photos 3,4 by Caleb)

It was one of those miserable kind of days, sunshine notwithstanding.   I would have been fine ignoring the learning to-do list, but he asked if I'd like to take the school books up to the forest and spread out a blanket.  Oh fine, I grumped and dug out the picnic blanket and an armload of books. 

Well.  Turns out reading aloud under trees is actually the perfect remedy for a terrible no-good, very bad day. 

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


(p.s.  I did deactivate my Facebook account for right now, for those who asked.  It just wasn't adding anything really fruitful to my life, you know?   Thanks for checking in with me!)