“For children, nature comes in many forms. A newborn calf; a pet that lives and dies; a worn path through the woods; a fort nested in stinging nettles; a damp, mysterious edge of a vacant lot- whatever shape nature takes, it offers each child an older, larger world… nature does not steal time; it amplifies it.” -Richard Louv
sometimes it's easy for me to forget about nature in our own postage stamp of a yard. but then i catch myself explaining about the buzzing bees in our flower garden or on our squash flowers, about the tiny insects caught in one of the many spider webs, how the banana peels in our compost become food for our garden, how the tomato plants love the sun's heat that our driveway absorbs, how the tiny carrot seeds we planted will soon become the tasty orange gems we had a month ago. and i'm reminded that the beauty of nature is found in the tiniest of spaces.