Archive for November, 2007

the wind

grass waves

in the breeze.



moves the trees.


frantic flapping

backwards flying.


across the ground

shadows moving.


shiver shiver

makes you cold


strong strong

blows leaves along


trees bend

water ripples


pushes pushes

whistles whistles


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icky sticky sticks

As we were eating lunch we noticed a speckledy brown thrush tweak a worm from the earth. (He was NOT an early bird, yet he definitely caught a worm). Watching it fly away, we followed its course to the base of a nearby tree where a baby thrush was waiting. At the sight of food, it became very very noisy. A bit like us.
This scene was repeated before we noticed more thrushes up in the branches. They all seemed pretty fat. Maybe that’s what comes from getting the early worm and the midday worm worms.
We climbed the tree after our own lunch in the hope of discovering a nest, but we failed in our endeavour. We did, however, manage to collect lots of “honey” (gum) on the end of sticks. Gum is sticky. Very sticky.

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two days, two beaches

Yesterday in the late afternoon Dadda spontaneously decided to take us all to Cornwallis Beach. Only we ended up at Laingholm, because it was closer and it was nearly dinnertime.

The find of the day was crabs. CRABS CRABS CRABS. Big crabs, little crabs and middle-sized crabs. We knocked one rock and half a dozen scuttled away to a safer place. So we overturned a whole lot more rocks and there were crabs EVERYWHERE. None of us had even seen so many. Most of them were dark black and a few had a blue-ish tint.

J11 said, “If only we’d brought the camera, we could have taken a photo for the blog.”

Today we went out to Karekare for a couple of hours. Apart from the usual running around and digging, we made an interesting discovery. The bushes on the dunes are in flower – bright yellow flowers. And they also have seed pods that look just like peas. We didn’t really pay too much attention to the shape of the leaves or the arrangement of the flowers, but we’re going to try to find out what they are.

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so we don’t need to write the history of our creation experiences…this is a nice little catch-up….Entomological Society field trips, a bird hide we made, finding creatures, collecting honey, observing butterfly life cycle, star-gazing, rock pool exploring, bush walking, rock collecting, lunar eclipse watching, ghecko catching, planting……

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Our first ever memory verse.

In the beginning we learnt
“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.”
Our first ever hymn.

Beyond the beginning we discovered great and small nature journal
The first ever online nature journal we had seen….and were inspired by….and so now we have our own. For most of our lives we have already been keeping paper creation journals; now we are adding an online journal as well to record the wonders we discover in God’s created world.

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