Pre-computers, pre-video games and with only 5 or 6 TV stations to choose from and NO central air.......summer as a child was all outdoors. From early morning until the fireflies stopped, our imaginations were on all cylinders with nature taking the leading role.
Not so these days. When my nephews were small and came to vacation at our home, I was thrilled at the adventures we could provide; a massive tree with branches to the ground (instant fort), a winding creek, pool with diving board, the woods and acreage to explore.......
"We want to stay inside and play video games!"
I am grateful for my childhood summers as the idle time forced our imaginations into overdrive and set me on my career path.
Our father properly sowed the seeds........our own vegetable gardens to do as we wished. "Choose any vegetables you want!" he proudly proclaimed as we stood at the seed rack with a new found interest in veggies. He was magically brilliant!
Those take away chicken containers become mini greenhouses
Use Morning Glories!
Bok Choy in food coloring
Goes for all of us doesn't it? And the real reason I wear dark gray nail polish......