This is my office. See the window over on the right?
This is the maple tree that grows right outside that widow. I’ve watched it go through all its seasonal changes for the five years we’ve lived in this house.
This year, I’m going to record and write about those changes. Every Monday I’m going to take a picture of the tree and write something about it here on this blog.
I hope my year-long observation project will inspire kids to do something similar. To make that easier, I’ll sometimes include fun activities that you can do with the kids—and the trees— in your life.
Thoreau spent a year at Walden Pond recording its changes, so why not do the same with the tree right outside my window? It should be fun.