Our poet for the Third Term in the Garner Homeschool is Alfred, Lord Tennyson. We have a few poems to read each week, and then we are scheduled to spend the last few weeks of the term reading Idylls … Continue reading Tennyson, Ulysses and 007
Summer is coming, summer is coming. I know it, I know it, I know it. Light again, leaf again, life again, love again, Yes my wild little poet. Sing the new year under the blue. Last year you sang it … Continue reading C is for Cheeseburger Bird
I had to chuckle when I saw this fun blog post by one of my favorite home school bloggers, Heather, over at Blog, She Wrote: More Game Storage. I can really relate to her need for added storage! Mr. Garner loves games. … Continue reading We’re Game!
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
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie? The Pumpkin John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807 – 1892 Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun, The vines of … Continue reading The Pumpkin and a Prayer