I know I've mentioned this before, but I really like using cloth diapers which is something I didn't expect. I was one day horrified by the idea of how big a mountain of disposable diapers just my family had created and so I switched when my fourth was a baby. There were also the advantages of not using bleached paper, not buying a huge package of diapers every two weeks, not running out in a pinch, and many more that aren't coming to mind right at the moment, but there were also some unforeseen bonuses: such as right away I became aware of her natural rhythms in a way that had been impossible before and I felt more in tune and closer to her. I have discussed this phenomenon with other cloth diapering moms and they have felt it, too.
The sun is moving south. I wouldn't have even been aware of it if I weren't hanging out my clothes to dry, but the spot where I liked to hang my whites to get really sparkly has diminished to a small piece of line for a tiny window of time because of where my biggest trees are and I have to move my diaper drying rack onto the driveway to get any nifty sun bleaching action at all. I know this happens every year, but I couldn't tell you exactly what happens with the sun and the moon. I must not have been paying attention. Does everyone know all of these things already and I'm just out of touch? I have always been intrigued by the amount of knowledge that our ancestors had about the movement of the sun, weather predictors, plant knowledge, etc. Where did they get all of their information without so much as an encyclopedia or google in sight? It was from experience and necessity and we have lost so much by moving indoors, our reliance on technology, and only buying whatever "they" are selling to us. The light moved slowly at first, but now as the equinox approaches there are huge differences every afternoon. I am in awe ~~ of the sun, the earth, and of how much that I don't know or understand.
Like why are bubbles so totally awesome and circular? We're going to go blow some in the kitchen before I mop and Phin will dance around in delight popping as many as he can. What amazes you?