“The gift to each child in this world should be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.” – Rachel Carson
We went to the botanical gardens on a day-trip recently and there were many benches throughout the gardens with quotes from various people. This quote by Rachel Carson stood out to me since one of my hopes for our children is for them to have a long-lasting sense of wonder. I then, of course, decided that it was critical for me to get a photo of our children sitting on that bench. I quite honestly don’t know who Rachel Carson is so I can’t say if I agree with her philosophies, but I can tell you that like the idea behind this quote.
Snootz was able to do a scavenger hunt for 20 edible plants in the garden which was right up his alley. Our kids also really enjoyed looking at the plants and flowers and the many bees, butterflies and other bugs. I’m typically not a fan of bees or other bugs but they didn’t bother us here since they were all working hard doing their jobs and not paying one bit of attention to us.
Going to the botanical gardens ended up being a very satisfying and inexpensive family outing. All our children received free admission and Joel and I were only charged $5.00 each. I thought that was a very reasonable price, especially since it was a good experience for us. It was very peaceful there and a good way for us to enjoy each other’s company and God’s beautiful creation. Kitty Cat said it perfectly when she looked around and told us, “God painted this!”
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