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Gardens thrill my soul. My senses awaken, my soul is refreshed, my mood calms down...and if given time for quiet ponder, I've enjoyed the sound of buzzing bees while collecting pollen as I prune, the delightful croak of shy Mr. Toad on my doorstep, the exuberant flutter of a hummingbird near my face thanking me for scrumptious flowers, and the gentle touch of the butterfly who settles on my shoulder. I've been known to walk into the house with my hair showered in lavender crepe myrtle blossoms and my clothes covered in blue plumbago blooms. Picture a rustic wrought iron bistro set with floral cushions and gingham pillows under a crepe myrtle dripping in blooms. I've set out some tea. Come and sit with me while we take a reprieve from the craziness of life to enjoy a moment of beauty from today...or from the past. Welcome to my Texas garden.

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And so began my very first blog post from July 9, 2007 from my Texas garden. On that day an amazing on-line adventure began where we forged new friendships as I shared our homeschool journeys. In 2009 we moved our homeschool adventures to Virginia where we thrilled to many a time travel journey that ranged from visiting historic homes and gardens to meeting with historic people. Our lives were forever impacted. Then in 2014 I graduated my youngest from homeschool. That was a bittersweet moment of putting away our love of donning costumes to become history so that my kids could quite busily pursue their college degrees. How I miss teaching, yet now my family has encouraged me to write a book about our homeschool, of how I tried to base it on what I knew of our Founding Fathers. While on that quest I have purposed to learn more about the education and impact of our Founding Fathers...to better understand the decisions I make for today. And now I have more time to read all those other Great Books of the Classics that we didn't get to while homeschooling.

Meanwhile...I hope to create a peak into the past here at the blog. So now...welcome to my Virginia  garden  where we can away from the world. Join me at the yellow wrought iron bench when the leaves rustle to a bit of cool breeze. Tea is still available as we savor a bit of the past and even look to bring a bit of tradition to the present day.

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Topics range from costuming, sewing, gardening, cooking, books, and time travels of all sorts...as I continue on this journey called life. Also the occasional jaunts into homeschooling memories, sensory integration, and vision therapy...because that is our family's history and how I made accomodations to help my kids learn. Welcome to my garden.

lahbluebonnet@gmail.com

4 comments:

  1. Your blog is a blessing to our homeschooling family!! Thank you for sharing your tips, ideas, and countless resources!!

    Blessings,
    Kelly in WI

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! You don't know how much your words of encouragement means!
      Laurie

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  2. I was subascribed to your old blog and wish to subscribe again to get updates vis email. is this possible?

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    1. I found a gadget for that and put it in my sidebar. Hope that works! Thanks for asking!
      Laurie

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