california, Camping, Museums, national parks, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

Into the Valley

"It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter." - John Muir There are few things in life that have had the power to bring me to tears on first sight; those special and sacred moments have generally been reserved for the births of my… Continue reading Into the Valley

Home Improvement, Kids, Landscaping, outdoors, School, Uncategorized

Desert landscapes… in kindergarten

Living in California we hear constantly about the necessity to be water-wise and to strenuously conserve water at all costs.  During the infamous six-year drought, we cut back on watering our lawns and began the switch to native and drought-tolerant landscaping. We used this as an opportunity to teach our Scouts, grades 1-5 about the principles of… Continue reading Desert landscapes… in kindergarten