As we anxiously await the re-opening of one of our favorite parks near Houston, Brazos Bend State Park, past photos remind us of the combination of natural beauty and human accessibility which make this park easy to frequent.
“Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are all miserable.” ~ Voltaire
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie
“Think outside, box optional.” ~ Unknown
Thank you to our school, Connections Academy,
for this cool instructographic,
…and for making learning fun again!
“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast-rooted, they travel about as far as we do.”
~ John Muir
Fall is a time for maintenance. Just as the trees of our property are winding down, closing their factory doors one dropped-leaf at a time, so are we getting things in order to go dormant for the winter. Juggled into the daily sorting through boxes of stuff that held us together in apartment living over the summer was the slightly more unpleasant task of purging unused items from our home closets and attic spaces.This took some time — and patience — and aside from the stemware staged on the dining table which awaits glass shelving in the new kitchen, all is either put away or staged to go away. The best news is the pile of stuff that’s getting passed on is very, very big.