One of our favorite picture books is Sky Tree which follows a single tree through the seasons. It is simply written and beautifully illustrated.
And also provides inspiration for a very simple art project.
This is completely unrelated, but over the summer I tried to place my mind twenty years from now and imagine what I would regret not doing better during this phase of my life. Better breakfasts came to mind. I can make delicious waffles and cinnamon rolls so why not do it more often? I'm still trying to perfect my homemade yogurt (more times than not, it winds up in the trash).
The other thing I thought I would regret was not doing anything pretty with my little girl's hair while I had the chance. So I worked and tried and swore and pulled and finally I have managed to french braid her hair without too many tears.
Yay! Now I need some 'Little Red Ribbons' a la Betsy.