It is a capital plan for children to keep a calendar—the first oak-leaf, the first tadpole, the first cow-slip, the first catkin, the first ripe blackberries, … Continue reading The First Blueberry
This post is a follow up to Infinity Made Imaginable, discussing our field trip to the Washington National Cathedral, and is one of several that share how we include architecture in our homeschool. Other posts in the series include: Connecting Architecture … Continue reading Eyes lifted heavenward
This post is one of several that share how we include architecture in our homeschool. Other posts in the series include: Connecting Architecture to History, Architecture Scavenger Hunt, and The Grandeur that is Dome. Last spring and summer, we were reminded that … Continue reading Infinity Made Imaginable
As we moved toward Imperial Rome, our effort to connect our history study to architecture looked upward beyond columns to domes. The classic Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster describes the construction of the original Pantheon in Rome by Caesar’s … Continue reading The Grandeur that is Dome…
In my recent post Connecting Architecture to History, I described how we chose to include a regular study of Architecture in our homeschool. Because we were studying Classical Greece, when I decided to pursue this idea, we started with columns! … Continue reading Architecture Scavenger Hunt!
Having grown up in various regions of the Old Dominion I’ve been surrounded by Classical Architecture all my life. From the capital city of Richmond, the outskirts of Washington D.C., the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge, to the Chesapeake Bay … Continue reading Connecting Architecture to History
February this year brought nary a vision of dancing hearts in hues of rhodamine, rubine, or red, nor a vase of over-priced, under-scented, long-stem, short-lived roses with drooping heads; no Belgian chocolate unfairly traded or Hallmark cards with verse over-rated, … Continue reading Savoring February
Snow. The New Year blessed us with a wonderful weekend of snow in January. Snow in our southern coastal area is an invitation to slow down and stay home. City officials urge everyone to stay off the roads unless travel … Continue reading Savoring January
I started writing December Snapshots during the month of December, hoping to write closer to life, instead of my usual practice of looking back via my camera phone pictures and my datebook. On the one hand, I like going back … Continue reading December Snapshots
I have been looking, but so far, I haven’t found anything that I like as well for a New Year’s prayer as this prayer attributed to Oswald of Northumbria that I featured in a post two years ago. It seems to cover just about everything. I find it fascinating that an Anglo-Saxon king and recent convert to Christianity can write a prayer that resonates over a millennia later. As I jot down my New Year’s resolutions, and some of them for the umpti-umpth time, it occurs that I might have a better chance at attaining my goals, and achieving victory … Continue reading Praying for your 2017
Innocents Song Who’s that knocking on the window, Who’s that standing at the door, What are all those presents Laying on the kitchen floor? Who is the smiling stranger With hair as white as gin, What is he doing with … Continue reading The Innocents Song
Merry Christmas from The Garners! Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading A Blessed Messiah born
The hectic call to decorate for Christmas from the fabulous musical, Mame, never fails to stream on my mental playlist come December. Out of necessity, we sit … Continue reading Deck that Evergreen, Now!
Music enlivened our November this year! It started with The Daughter’s District Chorus audition (which was successful), to my rehearsals and performance with the choir at St. John’s, Hampton, of the Faure Requiem for All Saints Evensong, to several Bellissima … Continue reading November Snapshots
There is no question that music is an enormous part of the holiday season. We all have favorite Christmas carols, although we might disagree on the timing of when to sing them. Pop culture has given us fun, seasonal songs … Continue reading Christmas Operetta – Laud to the Nativity