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I love days like these – Nature Study

January 26, 2012
A ride on Mama’s back whilst carrying her own stick – Sienna gets a great view of God’s creation
“Here is a duty that lies upon us all; for we all enter on the inheritance of the heavens and the earth, the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. These are things to which we have right, no one can take them from us; but, until we get as much as a nodding and naming acquaintance with the things of Nature, they are a cause rather of irritation and depression than of joy”
(Vol. 4, Book 2, p. 97).
“From the flower in the crannied wall to the glorious firmament on high, all the things of Nature proclaim without ceasing, ‘Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty’ ”
(Vol. 4, Book 2, p. 100).
Bird Watching
“A love of Nature, implanted so early that it will seem to them hereafter to have been born in them, will enrich their lives with pure interests, absorbing pursuits, health, and good humour” (Vol. 1, p. 71).
“Consider, too, what an unequalled mental training the child-naturalist is getting for any study or calling under the sun — the powers of attention, of discrimination, of patient pursuit, growing with his growth, what will they not fit him for?” (Vol. 1, p. 61).
Nature study cultivates a love of investigation
A beautiful winter scene at our local nature reserve
I love the light on the water
“Let him know, with friendly intimacy, the out-of-door objects that come in his way — the redstart, the rosechaffer, the ways of the caddis-worm, forest trees, field flowers — all natural objects, common and curious, near his home. No other knowledge is so delightful as this common acquaintance with natural objects” (Vol. 2, p. 77).
Hope you’ve had a wonderful day too!
Many blessings
6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2012 12:03 am

    I love these kind of days too! I really enjoyed your post (found you through Twitter). I am hosting the next CM Blog Carnival and the theme is nature study. Would you consider submitting this entry? to find your blog. 🙂

  2. January 27, 2012 11:29 am

    Oh Barb – I LOVE your blog and of course I'll submit for the carvival, I was actually going to write one especially on nature study but if you think this is ok then I'll submit this one! Thanks for popping by! Leah x

    • February 6, 2012 3:04 am

      Just wanted to let you know that I got the entry through the carnival website. It has been added to the carnival. 🙂

  3. February 7, 2012 1:55 pm

    Walks like these are indeed lovely! 🙂

    • leahboden permalink*
      February 7, 2012 4:58 pm

      My favourite! Thanks for popping by x

  4. February 28, 2012 4:16 pm

    Great quotes, and I bet your kids had a blast with those binoculars. They make it more fun sometimes, I think. 😉

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