Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Guest Post by Resident Naturalist

We went to a place my dad works and saw this hornets nest. It was built on the side of a greenhouse. It was as big as my dad's head. It was like half of a nest. You could see inside of it. The hornets came to feed the larvae. The larvae were wiggling around.
It was really cool because there was another hornets nest inside the greenhouse, but it was abandoned. It was as big as my dad's fist. It was safe to watch the hornets from inside the greenhouse.
Here is a video of the nest that my mom helped me put here.

***Note from Mom***
There are so many fabulous homeschool opportunities in nature! This was a terrific opportunity, being able to safely watch these hornets working inside their nest. Wow!


  1. Cool! Glad you were in a safe place and able to capture that! I certainly would have never braved it otherwise!

  2. that is way cool says my grandson,Anthony oh and I hope your safe up there in the north too [ the fires]

  3. Thanks, Gals! We are safe, from both hornets and fires.
    Judy- Yesterday the smoke was awful, and I entertained the thought of heading west and visiting family. That's not really a good plan for us right now though, so we'll stay here for now unless it gets unbearable. Today it isn't bad at all. Thanks for thinking of us! :)

  4. That is really cool! Hope that smoke blows away and you get a good dumping of rain!