"The sun looks at a rose, along with a thousand millions of other flowers, just as much as if he looked at the rose alone. And God, though He loves a countless number of other souls, does not pour out His love upon one soul less than if He loved that soul alone, since the force of His love does not diminish according to the multitude of rays that it sends forth, but remains always full in its own immensity."
St. Francis de Sales
We are learning about seeds this month. Perfect timing. We visited the nursery this morning and the children had so much fun. The greenhouses are filling up and everything is lovely.
We brought home several packages of easy-to-see and easy-to-sprout seeds. Sunflowers, morning glories, cucumbers, and moon flowers are simple for children to handle and very rewarding to grow. Cucumbers have obvious male and female flowers which is nice for identifying parts. I planned to do this project with Lucy, but Linus was surprisingly precise when planting the seeds in the proper section. He has been slow to talk and I was thrilled to hear him happily say, "Seet, Seet!". Meanwhile, Lucy worked on some notebook pages:
I love the way our botany book describes the hilum as the seed's belly button, where it had been attached to the mother plant.
And we really are sewing felt specimens for our botany studies. I didn't have much on hand, but Lucy managed a felt pumpkin seed:
I posted a month ago about starting rosemary from cuttings. I checked today and there are many happy little roots now.
I try to write about things or events that inspire me. Usually these things involve our Catholic bookstore or Amazon, other websites, or my children and my husband. The most inspiring thing for me, however, is the garden. I (of course) I took the camera to the nursery this morning so I could share some of the loveliness:
Can you believe it was 16 degrees here this morning?
We also purchased little garden shoes for the children. Linus wanted to wear them to bed.