Thursday, August 16, 2012


I'm still getting the hang of the adapting the Waldorf way of celebrating the seasons for life in the desert. When it's 111° outside, it's not easy to spend a lot of time outdoors. I really am not cut out for desert life, but we moved here not for the climate, but for the family and friends that are near by. So here we will stay. For a while. We really are nomads, I think. Never content to stay in one place for very long. We like new places, new faces, new experiences. We always end up missing our people though, so I think this place will always be a home base of sorts. A place to which we can come back and get our fill of family and dear friends. And while we're here, we must live with the climate. Which brings me back to our summer so far.

Here are some of the things with which we've been occupying our time:

We colored some rice, and then played with it

We used some of our Rainbow Rice to make pictures, using a glue stick

We made beautiful window stars

We drove up to Grandma and Grandpa's house and spent quite a bit of time at a nearby community water park

We spent a little time at a playground near our house (when the weather gave us a rare non-face-melting day)

We collected pinecones at the park and brought them home

We made our pinecones into little pinecone gnomes

We finger painted

We made a hand kite with our hand dyed rainbow silk and a wooden ring finished with our homemade organic beeswax and coconut oil wood polish 

We made one for little E (my BFF's little one), with a shorter hand dyed silk, to teeth on

We added noses to our list of things with which we can paint

It's been a fun summer, in spite of the heat, but oh, how I long for fall!

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