I love spring. I love the smells and the sunshine. I love the refreshing feeling of growth and life. I relished in spring and summer this past year. I took many photos of our budding and blossoming garden. Inspiring and lovely.
Then it occurred to me that the other end of the life cycle is just as beautiful and just as important to teach our children. Seeds don't come from the local nursery although that is where most of us retrieve them. The seeds come from the plant. The plant reproduces the next season. Opening a child's eyes to these natural wonders will impact them for a life time.
Beautiful cherry tomatoes flanked against a dried up pumpkin leaf.
Harvesting sunflower seeds.
Watching our red sunflowers begin to droop and wither as they dry up.
Basil plant flowering. Still good to eat, just spicier.
Pea plants don't yield a lot but are delicious. Here is the last of them.
Do you examine the death of plants with your children?
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