Archive for the ‘Childhood’ Category

Leaves

Tonight’s article comes from an author I’ve read many times before and while is only partly about leaves, leaves are something I dearly miss these days. After the last of our four big trees came down recently, They’re like missing a dear friend.

The article is entitled “McClellan: Giving thanks for falling leaves” by Bill McClellan over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. While I still miss the leaves, there are plenty of things in nature to be thankful for.

One of those actually happened today with my middle child and my mom. They were out at the Wildlife Rescue Center today, getting a gift for one of my nieces when he said to my mom, I remember when dad to use to bring us out around here. That’s a gift that is truly priceless.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Weather or not…

Back when I was a little kid, we lived for a couple of years Minneapolis and as the story goes, there were something like sixteen tornadoes spotted during one storm. Now according to my parents, my younger brother was looking outside in the backyard at our swing set when suddenly it was taken away by the wind.

Because of that, it’s believed that’s where my brother developed a real fear of tornadoes in particular and storms in general. Me on the other hand, I don’t think I’ve ever had that fear of storms. So reading this article brought back some of those memories.

The article is entitled “Speak positively to kids about the weather” by over at Treehugger. Meanwhile, the weather here was great today. A little cloudy earlier, cool and windy, but now, the sun’s back out.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Childhood trees

So reading this article reminded me of all the times I climbed a tree when I was younger. Of course the time I remember most is when I fell out of the tree in our back yard.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Climbing trees is safer than organized sports over at Treehugger. Oh to climb that tree again!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian