Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )


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morning dove

Well the finches sadly did not make it; as we had a storm come in and blow their eggs out of their nest … so they moved on … but this week have noticed that we now have a morning dove nest in our tree 🙂

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~Lisa

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5 days of Canadian field trips… day 2

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One of our favourite museums is the Canadian Museum of Nature 

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~Lisa

 


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our new bird friends

We are beyond excited as we have house finch who decided to make their nest in our front yard tree 🙂  here is a shot of the little guy … his whistle is just so lovely to listen to 🙂

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Since we learn from what is around us; we are doing a unit study on them and have learned that apparently unlike other birds, Finches are vegetarians; So we think it is very ironic that they chose our tree since we are vegetarian / vegan  LOL  🙂

Oh and they love picking up our dogs fur to build their nest  (although apparently only the female actually builds the nest) … I bet they will have the softest nest ever!

~Lisa


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educating the heart through nature art

My friend Marghanita Hughes had a contest giveaway a while back and I won some of her beautiful art work.

For those of you that know me and know  how passionate I am about elephants you could imagine my excitement when I opened up my mail and found these…

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This one in particular is my favourite

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She is a very talented wonderful artist. She offers workshops and even has a shop with the cutest dolls and stories  to encourage children to interact with nature 🙂 and I absolutely love reading about her amazing nature art creations.

Go check her out here at http://www.marghanita.com/ “Educating the heart through nature art”

and here is her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marghanita.hughes

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~Lisa


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a mailbox in the middle of nowhere

Feeling very melancholy lately;
I know it is that time of the year for me.
Missing my parents like crazy.
Often daydreaming of what life would be;
to have them here with me.

~Lisa

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robins hatched

The eggs have hatched !!!

BUT…

I can’t get a decent look  :/ and I have no idea how many there are. my guess is 3 .

I did get a peak of one of the babies poking it’s beak out crying for food while the mom was away but as soon as the mom is back and I am watching she covers the babies. she doesn’t even want to feed them if I am watching.

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both mom and dad are busy finding food pretty much all day long .

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have a great week!

Lisa