My Friday Five Garden Journal
5 Things that made me smile this week
With so many natural disasters happening now, I have been especially thankful to have family safe and near me. I have been feeling gratitude for the little things like electricity, hot water and the ability to walk out my front door and pick a tomato. My heart goes out to all those that have been affected by the recent hurricanes. May we all work together to continue to plant seeds of inspiration to make this a better world for our children.
A few things that made me smile this week….
Sunday, September 17, 2017: Celebrating with family in Vermont after my nephews garden wedding. My sister and her husband have created incredible garden rooms that speak for themselves. A great example of what you can do in an Outdoor Classroom. The morning after the wedding, we sat in the middle of the vegetable garden sharing stories while my husband played the jazz guitar in the background.
Monday, September 18, 2017: Upon returning to Massachusetts, I took my Mum and her best friend Pam to Rockport, MA. It was fun to capture and be inspired by the displays of potted plants. Perfect for small spaces. I imagine this could be done in an entrance to an Outdoor Classroom as a Welcome Garden.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017: A rainy day was perfect for a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. My favorite exhibition at the moment is called, “All the Flowers Are For Me.” Imagine an entire room “a sculpture chamber of light and shadow.” Learn more.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017: Harvesting honey for the first time was a thrill! To be able to share this experience with extended family was even greater. The perfect Intergenerational experience. Adding a beehive to Gardens that Honor Intergenerational Connections offers plenty of activity for both generations to get involved.
Thursday, September 21, 2017: UStudying and writing about Gathering Places made me think about how important it is to celebrate our relationships. To pause and share stories in a place that invites everyone. These places come in all shapes and sizes. Read more.
Friday, September 22, 2017: After an amazing week, it feels good to be back at my computer and writing. I am loving my new Self Journal. It is a daily planner that helps me optimize my days and helps me tackle my goals. I love the quote on this empty page I opened, ” Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into visible.” Let’s make teaching outdoors in Outdoor Classrooms a goal for every teacher and every school.
Have a great weekend everyone!! What made you smile this week? Leave a comment below.