The Winter Journal Entry #3: The World of Winter

1/19/2010
We started the series on Discover Nature in Winter, a part of the Winter Series Study at The Handbook of Nature Study.

Here is what we did with some of the ideas from Chapter 1: World of Winter. As a part of this series, we are learning about color in winter. It is beautiful how vibrant the colors are against a palate of white!
Some dried berries . . . and moss growing under a log. The reds do seem redder and the greens greener.
We talked about how in the winter, the sun rises and sets in a southeasterly and southwesterly direction. And the whys of the cold season. (The axis of the earth is tilted at an angle of 23 degrees to the plane of it's orbit). Of course, we know this is how Yahveh-God created it! Genesis 1:4
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. . "
Here is a picture I took of Cattail Creek. (It is frozen beneath ice and snow, but if you look carefully, you can follow the line of cattails and see where it goes off to the right.
I was trying to catch the solar flare off of the winter sun. I love how it came out! You will probably be seeing more nature study from us. We really enjoy our outdoor hour and it brings me much peace and relaxation to do my own journaling. We have already completed this weeks Winter Tree Study challenge and I will post that soon. The boys also did a sketch today for Sketch Tuesday ~ Trash Time. I loved how they came out and will submit them as soon as I scan them.

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