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Today some colorful ceramics by Sue Tirrell – artist living in Pray, Montana, US.

Sue Tirrell - dinner plate with a bear

Sue Tirrell - dinner plate with a bird

Sue Tirrell - lunch plate with an owl
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My son’s age: 3 years and 5 months

If your children are like mine they probably love gardening. Especially watering with garden hose – it’s such a powerful, dangerous tool!

The problem with standard attachment for the end of the hose is the little child cannot open it (it’s not so bad) and close it (much worse) independently. In result watering sometimes ends up with putting hose on the lawn (unpredictable results, brrrr!) or crying “Mom, I can’t stop watering !!!”…

Fortunately, my brother bought something very simple, yet wonderful for little gardeners – spray pistol for a garden hose. Water goes as long as you keep a holder (or however it’s called – see the photo below). When you release it/put it on the lawn, it stops watering. Simple. No wet children, no cry :) I cannot recommend it enough for little gardeners!

Montessori practical life - a spray pistol on a garden hosePS Did you notice my ski jacket on the photo? It was taken three weeks ago – it how summer looks like in Europe ;)

Recently I came across Pink Pagoda Studio blog and beautiful paintings by Barbara Perrine Chu – the blog’s author. She paints mostly women, usually with cat, dog, flowers or birds. Another recurring topic is the sea – it seems obvious as Barbara Perrine Chu lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Barbara Perrine Chu - Two Women and White Dog
Barbara Perrine Chu – Two Women and White Dog

Barbara Perrine Chu - Woman with Geraniums and Cockatoos
Barbara Perrine Chu – Woman with Geraniums and Cockatoos

Barbara Perrine Chu - Lady with Pink Tulips - work in progress
Barbara Perrine Chu – Lady with Pink Tulips – work in progress
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