Archive for the Nature Love Category

“Mama, this tree is AMAZING.”

Posted in Autumn Quotes, Autumn Wilder, Nature Love on August 17, 2009 by Michelle Taylor





Seward Park, August 15, 2009.


A Study of Horses

Posted in Animal Love, Autumn Wilder, Nature Love on November 30, 2008 by Michelle Taylor

Hours spent touching, watching, listening.

A Red Autumn Walk

Posted in Adventures, Autumn Wilder, Nature Love, Photo Love on November 17, 2008 by Michelle Taylor

Voice by Nikki McClure

Posted in Nature Love, Parenthood is Political on October 30, 2008 by Michelle Taylor

At our house…

(The other day Autumn asked, “Dad, when did you paint the tree?”)

You can find other Nikki McClure prints at Buy Olympia.

The Countdown:

4 days
113 hours
6818 minutes
409806 seconds

Craven Farm Traditions

Posted in Adventures, Autumn Wilder, Nature Love on September 30, 2008 by Michelle Taylor

Every year for the past five years we’ve gone to Craven Farms on the first weekend the pumpkin patch is open.

We return as many times as possible before Halloween and take as many friends and family with us as possible.

We are often a caravan of three or more cars, weaving our way through valley’s farms and always (suprisingly) with the sun on our faces.

Current Obsessions 1 & 2

Posted in Autumn Wilder, Nature Love, Unschooled Learning on September 17, 2008 by Michelle Taylor

1.  The Fennec Fox

For my sister’s birthday in May we went to the zoo and Autumn got this stuffed Fennec Fox.  We didn’t even see the fox that day but we saw it a couple of weeks ago and she is now in full-on Fennec Fox mode.  She’s even dreaming of them.  So we went back to the zoo especially to see the Fennec Fox because she wanted to show them their stuffed counterpart and the photo of them in the book.  And of course, the fox was hiding but this is the shot from a couple of weeks ago.  We’ll go again soon.

(Fennec Fox Photo by Don Roff)

2. Butterflies

Then Zanne and I found these butterfly costumes at the thrift store for Autumn and Izzy and now we are reading up on our butterflies, of course while wearing wings and antennae.  I mean what else in life is there.

Obsessions make life worth living.

“Cherry Tomatoes” by Autumn Wilder

Posted in Autumn Wilder, Making Things, Nature Love on September 16, 2008 by Michelle Taylor