Bye Bye Baby Hummingbird

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The time has come for Her Majesty to go to the Hummingbird Shelter so that she can socialize with other hummingbirds and learn how to fly. We are so sad to part with her. Having her in our lives has been such a precious gift. The children have been touched by her in a wonderfully […]

A Baby Hummingbird Comes To Stay.

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We’ve had quite the most magical thing happen. We have had a baby hummingbird come to stay. Meet Her Majesty. Isn’t she a darling!     The reasons for her visit are sad. A neighborhood cat got her mom. She is almost a fledgling but not quite ready to fly yet.  We know she needs […]

A Balm to Soothe the Soul

The sun is shining, the grass is turning golden and wild flowers are blooming everywhere. Southern California is so beautiful as summer approaches. On our recent hike into the wilderness, we found treasures… a huge dandelion, a hummingbirds nest, grasshoppers everywhere and three beehives. We balanced rocks, sharpened mule-fat sticks into arrowheads with our pocket […]

Planting a Butterfly Garden.

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Did you know that monarch butterflies undertake a 2 THOUSAND mile journey every winter? They travel from Canada to Mexico. This amazing migration spans the life of three or four generations of butterflies… this means that no single butterfly ever makes the entire journey. Isn’t that amazing! I’m sure you have also heard that monarchs […]

Spring Blossoms

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Spring blossoms abound. The trees are so pretty… they are pink and white and magenta. It’s amazing how quickly they spring forth. It seems that one day a tree is bare and the next it is dressed all in pink.   Spring makes the world a happy place You see a smile on every face. […]

The Pollen Collectors and Other Treasures from Nature

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Waldorf schools around the country have enjoyed this week off as our teachers plan curriculums and attend meetings. In the past, we have used this week to go skiing in the mountains. But, as there has been no snow, anywhere, skiing is sadly out. Instead, we have used this precious time together to go on […]

In The Cathedral of the Wild

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  Dewdrops or dancing fairies? Mist, moss, mirth. Dappled sunshine, deep shadows. Green grass, grey skies, rusty leaves. Love, laughter, life. It’s all around us. Always.   “In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us.” – Boyd Varty. Yes. Blessings and magic, Donni Stay […]

The Discovery of Ice

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Nature is so totally AWESOME! We can go to the same place one hundred times and it will be different every and every time. We find new treasures, discover new enchantments. After the recent rains, we were amazed to find that the the stream was frozen over. Frozen! In Southern California, that’s a BIG deal. […]

Earthly Treasures

This is what our Black Friday looked like… It’s like we have 3 seasons here in Southern California… spring, summer and autumn. We took Moose on a afternoon walk around the Lagoon and discovered all kinds of earthly treasures.     Have a happy weekend, Blessings and magic, Donni

Meet Timone, Our Baby Squirrel

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We have a new baby at the Sunny House. Meet Timone, our baby squirrel.   Isn’t he just the most adorable little thing?! We are smitten in love. He has quite stolen our hearts away! He came to us last week from a friend who, sadly, found him after her cat caught his mother. We […]