Turtle Williams@turtledove.a

NC
Outside. Music. Adventures:

http://withlove-turtledove.com/

Closin' time, ugly lights,
everybody's inspected
But u r a natural beauty unaffected ...
-prince 1987
*Dear Prince, Thank you for teaching us all how to text back in the day so I can understand the teens when they write.
Also, thank you for the word "heck-a-slammin'" I miss you every day.* .
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Big bird, little birds
I'm raising a couple of bird watching ninjas. They will sneak up stealthily, and observe feathered friends quietly. Brooklyn tells everyone she wants to be an ornithologist and is so surprised when adults don't know what that is. It's pretty fun to watch them watching nature, especially when they get excited about the nuances that other people miss. .
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We had so much fun exploring this old mill until someone got stung by something and started crying and said she would probably never, ever stop crying, ever. *update: it was not a cobra that got her as she originally thought, it was just a yellow jacket. Still not very fun to get stung by, but she eventually did stop crying. Once again, I am thankful that none of them are allergic to bees, bc the littlest finds all the cranky bees, always. .
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My grandmother's garden
She's not with us anymore, but some of the beautiful things she planted still are there, reminding me of how they graced her table in Mason jars and plates, too. She was in tune with plants and birds, although she rejected a lot of her wisdom as it was country and showed her economic class back in the day. She passed important things on to us, though, and it would make her laugh to see what people pay for homegrown and organic these days.
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I really wanted them to be tired tonight ( bc we all stayed up way late last night) so I chased them around the farm until none of us could stand up. And guess what? Nighttime came and they magically somehow got UN-TIRED and wanted to play an extra round of everything. And the moral of this story is, your kids are generally younger than you and therefore they will likely never catch up to being as tired as you. Also, goodnight, bc they will be up in like 6 hours ready to do it all again. .
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Frog hunting and waterfall sliding at Fish Traps on the Cape Fear, a new favorite shared with us by some amazing people we love a whole lot. Happy Friday, everyone! 💙
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Old elementary school exploring
It's always cool to go back to your old school and see how different everything looks from the other side. I went to 10 elementary schools, bc my mom had a restless heart and it took her a while to Judy Garland herself into figuring out everything she needed was right in her own backyard. It made me adaptable and I hope I am passing some that on to my children. How bout you? What did your education teach you about the world?
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There has been but one true love
In my baby's arms, in my baby's arms
And I got the hands to hold onto them
I get sick of just about everyone
And I hide in my baby's arms
Hide in my baby's arms
'Cause except for her, you know, as I've implied
I will never ever ever be alone
-Kurt Vile, 7-11-2018 .
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Wild ponies and oystercatchers and egrets, oh my!
The NPS Rachel Carson Reserve is an amazing place to explore. While most people have to take a ferry over like the one at the end of the dock, my lucky kayaking mama gets to go there on the daily.
Check out some of our favorite island friends in stories .
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The light at the end of the tunnel
Every time I think I know them, they hit a growth stage, like a maturity level, and become super independent or clingy or confrontational or intuitive or something new and out of character and surprise me. Sometimes the new trait is temporary, like the picky-eater phase or the public tantrum phase, but sometimes they stick, like Cassady's wise cracking or Brooklyn's skepticism. It's like having 4 brand new people to get to know all of the time. And, shocker, it doesn't stop when they grow up, bc my oldest still surprises me as much as the youngest. I love watching them become their new selves as they learn more about the world. I also really love that they all seem to have outgrown the food-throwing and random "no!" phases bc I'm pretty sure I'd lose my mind if I had to go through those again. .
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