This morning, the sky was an intense blue and there were big puffy clouds in the sky. The Bean and I jumped in the car and went cloud chasing. We are studying Weather right now. It was 11:15 when we left the house. I decided at the last minute that even though it was 66 degrees, maybe we should take our jackets. We chased clouds awhile, then I got the idea that we should go up on top of a local mountain and see the clouds. We got up there about 12:30 (after a quick detour at the Confederate Cemetary) and quickly watched the clouds go from white and puffy to gray all over. We also watched the temperature drop to 38 degres in a matter of minutes. Honestly. It went from warm to frigid almost immediately. Were we ever glad to have those jackets! From up on the mountain we could watch the clouds change and move out, the cold haze set in and the wether in general just go ka-put. We came down off the mountain and went back to our warm comfy house.
Yesterday we went out to the river and watched water currents and looked at the trees. I really don't know if he learns that much, but the truth is, he is smart and already knows a lot. Often I am all full of myself telling him how something works or why something is happening and he jumps in and tells me far more than I was going to tell him. We can only stay home with our nose in the books for so long - we need fresh air and a change of scenery. So, little daily field trips seem to do the trick.
I took the picture above by the river and I think it is my new favorite photo.
A fork in the river.
Oh, yea. I've got this Homeschooling stuff down pat.
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