Our homeschool nature study last week took place at the Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado. We have been studying the works of Claude Monet so we came to observe the types of ponds and gardens that inspired him. We all agreed that the ponds made us feel peaceful and serene. I got the same adjectives from the children when they looked at several of Monet’s paintings during our Picture Studies.
My younger two children spent a long time watching a mallard duck swim his way slowly across the pond and under a bridge.
We took a long while to rest and draw what we could see. I love seeing my children’s unique personalities come out in their work.
Bud chose to draw a diagram of the pond that resembled a map when he finished.
Peanut’s drawing had a big flower, a weeping willow, a blue pond and a purple sky.
Squirt’s drawing consisted of sweet little two year old scribbles. 🙂
It was a delightful day. The gardens were a wonderful setting to let my children observe and absorb God’s amazing creation.
He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:2