Our daily walk in the forest is the cornerstone of our homeschooling approach, our strategy for sanity, our life. But as we meandered yesterday through the woods under the canopy of green and gold and flaming foliage of early October, I realized again how profoundly inarticulate I am when it comes to the forest. Being in the woods is one of the most important aspects of our life. Every day we walk, and every day we see. But I am unable to really impart to my children a context, or the minute geography of who we are in relation to the other living beings around us. Mushroom, leaf, flower, fern. This is the extent of it. Here we are. I think we will look for a good guidebook. Orientation. Learning every day.