Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Winter Wednesday: The World of Winter; An Introduction to Winter Nature Study

"The bareness of the trees and the appearance of a white snowy landscape help to sharpen the other colors of winter. Find a few minutes this week to notice the colors you can observe in your own backyard, even if it is from your window." -Handbook of Nature Study blog
We not only enjoyed looking for different colors, but also different textures.
We also enjoyed looking at shadows.

 We brought some clippings inside to sketch in our nature journals. I am always surprised at how much sketching encourages close observation.

This and other ideas for winter nature study at Handbook of Nature Study blog.
This was originally posted  Jan. 14, 2009.
And here are some pictures taken this year.
From the front window.

Our holly tree with a dusting of snow looks like powdered sugar.

Rose hips in the snow.


  1. This year you have a snowy world to observe. I love that you are updating your posts and sharing the link. Thanks so much.

  2. Stopping in from Handbook of Nature Study. LOVE the little guy looking so intently at the plants while drawing! So focused! Great job!



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