Thank you, Charlotte Mason, for giving me the idea of working on my nature journal during my kids' soccer practices.
My daughter looked forward to her first soccer practice of the season this week. I looked forward to time by myself to draw in nature.
My kids think I'm an enthusiastic soccer fan - which I am! - but I admit I like the practices because the time to work on something by myself is precious, precious.
This week, I snipped a twig from a blooming spicebush, glanced at my daughter's team drilling their skills, and settled down with a thermos of coffee and my sketchpad. By season's end, I'll want iced-coffee, but today I needed it hot.
(I do watch the games.)