Category Archives: nature

Living Thinking in Teaching and Farming

There is a connection between how we teach in a Waldorf school and how a biodynamic farmer farms her land. It can characterized by the phrase, “living thinking.” Let me explain. When a child comes to the world, they arrive … Continue reading

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My Friends, Joy and Sorrow

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea Heavily hang the soaked flower branches of the magenta crepe myrtle, drooping for days of stormy skies and no sunshine to perk her up; she looks more like a moaning myrtle this morning, this grey … Continue reading

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The Heart’s Warmth in Winter

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea In the spring and summer, outer nature takes care of our nature. It’s warmth warms our bodies and gives us a nice, pleasant feeling. Imagine a warm, spring day in a park. The growing grass … Continue reading

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In Defense of Autumn

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea In this late, late autumn, a few withering, orangey-browning leaves and scarlet seedpods still cling to the ghosts of trees, as up above, a fog’s parting roving caresses the ridgeline it has smothered for days … Continue reading

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Advent

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea At Advent time, when so much of nature dies and most of the trees give up their leaves, only the evergreens remain fresh and alive – the pines, the laurels, the spruces, hollies, and cedars. … Continue reading

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August Reflection

8/6/18 By Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea August, and the crepe myrtles with their hexagonal pods, hexagonal pods which some brilliant designer made long ago to hide a beautiful mystery, will soon become a celebration of pure white frills like the neckpieces … Continue reading

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