Get Outdoors · Simple Living

I love January.

I used to think of January as the big let down after Christmas. It’s cold, everything is brown, the Christmas lights come down and we settle back into ordinary life. I used to think it was boring. Now, the best adjective I can think of for January is “still.” As an adult, I’m thankful for… Continue reading I love January.

Get Outdoors · Nature Study

Kayaking in Cape Hatteras

I grew up on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks. When I was a kid, all the locals surfed and the French Canadian tourists windsurfed. I can’t remember seeing many kayaks. Windsurfing has been replaced by kite boarding, and kayaking has gotten huge. My parents live on an inland waterway and every… Continue reading Kayaking in Cape Hatteras

Nature Study

Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids

I’ve done some depressing posts lately about the child sex trade, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little with a post about connecting to nature. I’ve never been particularly┬áinto birds, but my daughter loves them. My husband put up a hummingbird feeder on our back porch and we have seen lots of hummingbirds… Continue reading Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids