I still have a nature table even though my children are 24, 22 and 15! I find that I pay more attention to the changes outside when I mirror them inside on our nature table. It’s something that nurtures a deep part of myself.
Finally, it’s time for Mrs. Thaw to arrive!
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Mrs. Thaw comes to sweep away the snow and clean things up as signs of spring begin to appear. After King Winter has ruled the land for many days, the sun finally comes out again and all the ice and snow begin to melt. Always a little muddy, with lots of debris strewn around the yard and garden beds.
When she first arrives, it is often still quite chilly. But what a welcome sight – Mrs. Thaw, in her boots and hat with her broom!
Sometimes, of course, King Winter swoops back through the land and blankets everything with white again. But he doesn’t stay long this time of year.
Mrs. Thaw is determined to begin the process of getting ready for spring!
Our Mrs. Thaw needed a little sprucing up, too. She had come in and out of the drawer so many times that her neck was getting a bit wobbly. And then our dog Nick got a hold of her at the end of the season last year and she was a sorry sight!
So, last week when the sun shone brightly and our temperatures got into the 50’s (woohoo!!!), I sat in the sun room making my repairs.
The story of Mrs. Thaw comes from the book Ollie’s Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow.
I stitched my Mrs. Thaw from the directions in the wonderful book, The Nature Corner, by Leeuwen & Moeskops.
Happy change of seasons to you! What’s on your nature table?