I think nature is the ultimate display of today’s theme – perfection. I think that is why I enjoy gardening so much, seeing something beautiful grow from a tiny seed. I really want to give the girls an appreciation of nature, but I always feel like we need to go somewhere to find nature – to the ocean, to the zoo, to the aquarium, to Huntington Gardens.
But Em proved me wrong this week. We have many examples of nature’s perfection in our very own yard.
Addie, Em and Denise caught ladybugs, five of them, which became Em’s “pets.” I was surprised that she would take them out and hold them since she never really liked bugs before. It was fun to watch her talking to them, feeding them (apparently they like lavender, according to Em). It was a little less fun to have them sleeping next to our bed and eating breakfast next to us, but it is all in part of supporting her interest in nature, right?
Finally yesterday she thought that maybe the ladybugs might be happier out in our garden and she let them go.
But she is going to search for some more this afternoon.
Check out what perfection others are searching for today over at The Land of KA.