Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow | Green to Growth

Summertime leafs, less and less room for writing in my household. The Weekly Photo Challenges offered by the Daily Post here on WordPress, has provided me an outlet for sharing our experience regardless of the time to write, being unavailable for now. This post covers my postaday tag from the challenge and sums up some of the daily summer occurrences within our little family unit. 

The foreshadow idea is ‘green pods foreshadow flowers growth’

A Perfectly Poised Pod

A Perfect Pod, this is only one of the many perfectly poised pods we found on our walk.


 

Since being first introduced to angellicsscalliwags blog on WordPress and her Nature Study posts containing lesson details from her homeschooled children, my LO and I have been infatuated with nature influenced picture taking. We’ve watched a large trees one year change process, and enjoyed searching for the swamp Monster in Spring through seeking signs of growth/life, in our own nature adventures

 

Green to Growth

Green to Growth this flower shares each step in the growth process, many times over through its bush

We can see clearly something’s coming….

This flower (I don’t remember her name), has each set of its growth processes, apparent daily on its own large joyful bush! One flower type, expressing its lives steps. 

These are the remaining photos for now. I wanted to complete this post firstly. I have better quality photos to add this afternoon

I hope you enjoy a look around the process for now. Stop over Moms (parents, caregivers, and homeschoolers alike) at angelicsscalliwags for a lesson in nature. There’s a world of learning going on at Mrs.Claire’s  

Growth

Presenting Growth, the final step is in your enjoyment. I will be adding more high quality photos of these flowers later. Enjoy for now!

Thank you kindly for stopping by. 

I would like to offer my readers a look into the other bloggers who take these photography challenges above and beyond, just taking pictures (like me). I don’t have the photographer skills they do, and I will share their links as time permits. For now, you can find a section of PingBacks and links left by these talented folks, under the original Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow | in the Comments section. ;) 

**Additional photo update**

 

Additional green pod photo 1

Additional photo 1–green pod


Pink Pod Parts

Pink pod parts slightly revealed … Notice the dew droplets. It gets even better in next post.

None of these images have been altered or edited in anyway (accept to ‘crop’ for up close detailed enjoyment)

Delicate pod view

Delicate pod view with dew and sunscapes

 Again no editing….See our other many photo ventures in the categoryPopAGraph“!

Perfectly Poised in Pink

Perfectly poised in pink. You can almost see the flower, holding her head up in confidence.

And, before the last, just a reminder: 

I ask before I share anyone’s photos for any reason and I expect you to do the same. These photos are taken by me and cannot be reproduced in any way, without first my written consent! Which I dislike when people write so let me finish with:  Im a nice girl chances are I’d say Yes, just be respectful and Ask Me k, Thanks! ;) 

 

 

that's it from Green to Growth ...

that’s it, from Green to Growth…but, we all knew this was coming.

My absolute fav! 

JayNine xo 

PS- I will be back to writing my adventures in parenting shortly. Thank you readers for your patience with me here. These photos are taken of a bush we walk by daily to get LO to ‘school’. It’s a perfect living example of each step in the process of flowers ‘Green to Growth’

 

Discovery Walk

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Our regular Sunday walk turned into a major discovery. We discovered 6 to 7 random trees chopped down on public property and don’t know why… Now we’ve got wonderful pieces of fresh cut wood from this experience turned science trip almost!

You are enjoying your Saturday with family as we are!

Jeanine H

Spring Friendship Garden

To stick with my new commitment of Blogging 365 I posted about yesterday, these are just a few simple photos of one of our latest crafts.

Every Seasonal shift, we create from a large paper roll, a poster welcoming the new seasons arrival. Each of us adds photos, leaves, ribbons and any of our individual reminders of the celebrated season, to be placed on the poster.
This is our Spring’s welcome but a little different this time because we are early!
After Valentines Day the decor and crafting gap seems wide until Easter comes. I get antsy without chgot the idea of our very first “Friendship Garden”. Starting with one central idea, we expand around with scrap papers, glitter glues, and begin the reuse of empties from around the recycle bin items. We’ve used here, empty toilet paper rolls for a 3D effect, thicker paper flowers from old school folders, and foam sheets, for durability with toddler fingers.

The inspiration for this craft came from an old Easter Church Hymn I sang as a child: “Friends are Like Flowers”. I love to use family and friend photos in our crafts so I joined Hymn and photo use together, to create this simple fun (photos are still to be placed on the flowers)
This poster is enjoyed by children because of its lasting ability. They can paint, color, glitter, cut and paste, a little each day when inspired. Best part for them is, its on the wall at eye level especially for painting!

Our “Friendship Garden” is our way of having the friends and family we care for over for company, and showing them how much they are appreciated, by their photos being placed in such lovely display in our home.

If there is a unique craft idea you’d like to suggest for us to try, leave it in the comments below. If you have one of your own you’d like us to see, leave the link in comments!

See you Tomorrow,
Jeanine ;)

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Our GREEN CHRISTmas!

Forget BUYING TONS N TONS N TONS OF GARBAGE for holiday gift wrap folks, especially those with children!
Buy a $5-$10 roll (or 2 or 3 like in our home LOL) of easel refill paper n start decorating your own personalized gift wrap, specifically designed for each gift, for each person individually! Snowflakes for Grandma, Penguins (to the best of the art ability u have LOL), trains, planes n automobiles for the little tykes you’ve bought gifts for this year!

This has become, as of recent years, a FAMILY TRADITION of sorts! CHRISTmas Music playing in the background, hot cocoa, near the Christmas tree!
Now, lay out ur roll of easel paper, ALLL the way across ur living room/dining room as far as u can unravel it! Pull out every stamp, glitter glue, glitter, glue, lol, stickers, pipe cleaners (great for tying odd shaped gifts up at top), paint, crayons, markers; and my favorite:
LAST YEARS CHRISTmas cards (NO ones EVER told u WHAT on Earth to do with all the endless CARDS of Christmas’ past–THIS IS IT!) pretty pictures, ALL craft or scrapbooking stuff you’ve somehow accumulated over the years; n watch the REASON FOR THE SEASON COME ALIVE IN UR OWN LIVING-ROOM! Decorate the entire roll or small pieces at a time but, ULL find use for it all!
The leftover pieces, post on the fridge or art wall in your home, for display! OR, use it as a backdrop for a PICTURE of the kids, that you’ve taken of them while creating this craft, n FRAME it, display for memories!

THIS is where the Holiday Spirit is folks! In ur children’s faces n hands, when they’re creating their very own special gift wrap for the gifts of others. It’s a wonderful way to have talk time with the kids that don’t talk n for parents to really get to their children’s levels n “craft out” with ur kids! N the end product when gifts r wrapped is more beautiful n appreciated than just a wrapping paper roll from the stores, thrown into trash! There’s just not enough to b said about this GREAT GREEN GIFT WRAP IDEA! The possibilities r endless! Use ur imagination n ENJOY the Season n the precious moments with ur loved ones!

P.S.
we do this at birthdays thru out the year as well…it’s a great, creative, connection time!
REMEMBER, Allow the kids to b kids get dirty messy n HAVE FUN!
(TIP: we always lay an old sheet down or 2, under our paper for mess)!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS,
Jeanine H