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Friday, June 29, 2012

Back Again

As I look over old posts, I realize just how long I have been out of the blogging world.  It was not entirely purposeful, I simply did not have the energy to post.  So many emotions have come my way over the past two months that I am quite exhausted.  Emotions ranging from profound grief at deep loss to unbridled joy at renewed love.  From sadness watching a loved one suffer to gratitude at seeing healing. It is true what the Proverb (13:12) says: "Hope deferred makes the heart grow weary, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."

Some time ago I posted about Embracing Life.  Oh, how that is hard to do in the depths of suffering. During these times, I turned inward finding solace in the depth of my relationship with God, my husband, and family.  I am on the other side now and renewed.  (A fun-filled two week vacation certainly helped!)

To start off my return I will share our most recent addition to our summer nature table. A pile of Spanish Moss my sons found on our recent trip to Florida and Savannah.

The flower peg people took off their hats and, thanks to the help of
a certain three year old, frolicked in the Spanish Moss right away

Monday, June 4, 2012

Transit of Venus

If you have young ones interested in space, don't miss the transit of Venus tomorrow evening.  Here on the east cost, Venus will cross the path of the sun beginning shortly after 6 pm.  Although it will appear as a tiny dot, it is a great time to explain to children how the planets move and how very far away they are.

Several museums are featuring the transit including The American Philosophical Society and Independence National Historical Park.

Needless to say, don't let your little ones look directly at the sun.  You can take a pair of binoculars, let the light of the sun pass through them onto a sidewalk.  if you look at the sunshine on the sidewalk, you will see a spot move across it - that would be the shadow of Venus.  :)

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