Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Toddler treehugger

Clara is really into nature, which delights me, being a covert treehugger. She likes to dig for worms. She likes to sniff flowers and herbs in our garden. The last few days, she's wanted to sit in the grass or walk around the neighborhood to "talk about trees" or "talk about plants." She will listen intently and retain a surprising amount of knowledge. She is particularly adept at identifying flowers (she is borderline obsessed with azaleas), though sometimes she'll get them mixed up based on color (for awhile, she thought all yellow flowers were daffodils).

She also has a beloved Fancy Nancy book about Earth Day, so the concept wasn't new to her when we mentioned planting a tree (a chaste tree) to celebrate.

great mysteries of the world: how were the pyramids built without modern machinery?
how was this big hole dug with a spoon-sized shovel?

Afterward, she wanted to water the tree.

The next day, she asked to plant another tree. If only we had infinite space and money, baby girl!

Here are some Earth Day-related posts from my old gardening blog:


Lisa Blair said...

Yay for Clara being a treehugger and nature lover, just like her mamma! Also, I love a chaste tree. Beautiful, beautiful blooms in the summer.

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