Ups and downs of gardening

It’s felt much longer but we had started the gardening project just a month ago. The joy it brings is hard to describe. And it’s a learning process as well.  Initially we planted strawberry plants, onions, cucumber, two tomato plants, kohlrabis and broccoli. And two beautiful hydrangeas. One night at the end of April, the…

Gardening – the pilot

This month, one of my dreams came true. For a few years, I have been thinking about trying to grow my own vegetables, herbs and flowers. I am a city type of person, thats feels at my best at a cafe, but it seems that the legacy gene has resurfaced. I’ve been drawn closer to…

To be or not to be – Montessori vs. Mindfulness

Over the last months, I had a chance to get a bit familiar with the subject of mindfulness. Being new to that concept, at least methodologically, the best I can describe it is, simply – living in the moment, be present in the situation that is happening. The mind likes to wander. After reading about…

Montessori’s sensitive periods

In Montessori, there are so called “sensitive periods” in the life of a child when the child demonstrates an interest in a particular knowledge or skill, and is able to spend a lot of time deepening that knowledge. It seems that, it can be also brought by the circumstances. We fought with a series of…

Mental note: Keep your advice to yourself!

That’s a harsh beginning, isn’t it? That’s what I learned to tell myself when I was trying to adapt the Montessori principles in various situations. The Montessori approach allows kids to explore and use their owns ways to explore. A very good example is the very simple act of taking kids outside, for a walk. Me, being…

In the arms of…wheat :)

Was I inspired by the Catcher in the Rye? Not sure. But a very pretty wheat field made me think that we could go and explore, and take some pictures. It’s actually not an entirely pleasant experience for little humans below one meter, since the wheat is not so soft as it seems when the…

The season of rapeseed fields is here!

The time of the year when many fields go bright yellow is here! I feel like I cannot have enough of that beautiful color. So of course we stopped by one of them and took a few (ok, many) pictures. The rapeseed fields seem pretty dense from far but in fact, the plants have certain…

Ema in the arms of nature

The picture on the left was taken in May 2015, two months before Ema’s second birthday.Few weeks before that I had seen a family portrait, taken in the middle of a meadow and I think that started off the whole concept. I began to photograph Ema within a larger frame of natural scenery, trying to…