Ms M and Cookie talking to their ladybird friend

Ms M and Bear talking to their very tiny ladybird friend

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.”

~ Rachel Carson, “A Sense of Wonder”