Felt Leaf Garland :: DIY Tutorial
We are having Thanksgiving at The Sunny House this year. Of course, this is a GREAT excuse to get crafting. We have the whole week off from school and have LOTS of projects on our list. We can tick off a felt leaf garland that we made today. Isn’t it awesome?! Of course, I know […]
An Autum Nature Walk
We don’t get much day-to-day fall here in Southern California. But we have a special, magical, nearby place that we go to often. Where the seasons are surprisingly prominent… dew collects on the grasses and light shines golden like magic. It’s an hour’s drive away but, always, so worth the trip. I know […]
Make a Leaf Mobile
It’s so exciting! Autumn is here… the days are cooling down, the acorns are falling from the oak trees and all of the leaves are starting to change into their brilliant yellow, orange and red gowns. The colors of Autumn are so rich and warm, it’s hard to believe that they lead us into […]
DIY Gnome Home in a Gourd!
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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 […]
Honey Bees are Amazing!
We had a wonderful time watching honey bees collecting pollen from the prettiest of flowers on our hike on Sunday. They worked tirelessly until their leg sacks were full to bursting and they could hardly fly. Then we followed them, hoping to find their hive. Over bushes, under trees, around a stream. It was a […]
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. […]
A Surprise Visit!
We have had a wonderful surprise at The Sunny House… an unexpected visit from our Granny and Grampa. It’s so lovely to share our lives with them and take them around to all our special places. We laugh and play and talk… talk endlessly. There is ever so much to catch up on. And, of […]
The Pollen Collectors and Other Treasures from Nature
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
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 […]