|Matilda and her deer friend......|
|Matilda and Theor|
|Matilda having a kip.....|
|Bertie at the pub|
|Bertie and Fifi|
|Matilda and Theo|
|What shall I write today?|
|Elwyn showing David a fossil he'd just spotted lying in the crusty earth in The Badlands.|
I searched around the base of a cottonwood tree and collected some dried twigs.
I broke one at the growth ring that circled the
middle of the twig.
I stared at each end.........
And, hey, there, amazingly, it was - a beautiful,
perfect little star.........
"THAT star has been resting there, waiting you to release it." said Rog.
"YOU have just added a new star to the sky above.
Give the star a name..........someone who's dear to you"
My first star, which still shines up there every night,
I dedicated to my Mum.
I have collected and used cottonwood twigs as a community -building ritual with students of all ages ever since,
releasing countless beautiful stars to the night sky.
Kids love it!
Try it - all you need are some dead cottonwood twigs.
Then, look at the night sky.............