Thursday, May 8, 2008

In the mail

"One ought, every day at least,
to hear a little song,
read a good poetry,
see a fine picture, and, if possible,
to speak a few reasonable words."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That came in the mail today tucked
inside a lovely card. Handwritten by
my friend. It makes me
think of Charlotte Mason and the delight
in my children's lives from their
homeschooling. This year was Pieter Brugel,
Mendelsohn, A Midsummer's Night's Dream,
Julius Caesar for my teen, and the Odyssey...
memory work of the Invocation of Light by
Milton, Ode to a Grecian Urn and others.....
lots of good books.Math too!
All being tied up now as the year ends.
Beautiful ribbons. Brightly colored.

I'll be heading to the Childlight USA
Conference in a month. Really good
blog on Wildflower Rambles by a good
friend. It will make you want to go
find some!

Rest Harrow:
It is a favourite food of the donkey.
A troublesome weed, with a root that affords a sweet,
viscid juice. Common in arable land. Its long, thicklymatted
root will arrest the progress of the harrow, hence its name.

A tradition exists that this was the plant from which the
crown of thorns was plaited for the Crucifixion.

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