FOTD: Dandelion growth stages. May 21, 2020

On a recent nature walk with my kids, I noticed a few dandelions in different growth states! This was the first time I mentally put together its life cycle. It’s probably my skepticism that a flower could drastically transform from one state to a totally different one.

Funny…how I didn’t differentiate the yellow dandelion flower to a seeding dandelion. Like Homer Simpson slapping his forehead, “D’oh!” All this extra time from sheltering in place makes you question random things.

I’m especially happy with this discovery because it’ll be our next science study. It involves the outdoors and learning about something they see frequently. Also, I don’t have to wonder about which topic to cover next. 

It’ll probably include another nature walk searching for different stages of dandelions, researching its usefulness for health and food, illustrating, watching YouTube videos, etc. Cool! One less stress for homeschooling.

If you’re out talking a walk, take a closer look at them.

Thanks Cee for hosting the flower challenge! Through this, I’m learning details about different kinds of flowers and meeting new blogging friends. Win win!

Elliot’s Flower of the Day: April 11, 2019

Our afternoon walk yesterday was perfect for observing new spring blooms.: sunny, breezy, and mellow.

I usually take flower pictures but decided it would be fun to switch it up and have my seven-year old take them instead. I handed my phone over to him and he snapped away. It was interesting to see him admire nature, take pictures, and decide which ones were worthy of keeping and others of deleting. Kids grow up so fast! I couldn’t help but reminisce the old days when we used to take nature walks with him in the Ergo carrier. I digress…they bring back pleasant memories for me.

He chose the picture below to post on my blog. I hope you enjoy it!

It’s been titled: “Sun-day Flowers” or “Flowers hug a tree”

Elliot in the Ergo as a baby