The Back Yard News, Vol 1, No. 3
acrylics painting by Sara
In Science and technology...
Paper Thoughts, by Sara
I wonder if you can make paper from leaves? They could collect all the fall leaves and save them and crush them, add glue and water to hold it together, then dry it. The way I read about how you can make origami paper from flax and cotton. Then people wouldn't want to cut down trees. They would save them, to give more leaves again and again.
"I Like to Wear"
Orange coats, yellow coats,
green coats, colored coats,
all coats, fall coats,
pretty coats, small coats.
by Sara and Sonia
We were raking,
into the pile,
leaves in our
Yellow leaves, yellow leaves hanging from the trees
Young branches and there's water droplets on the
forsythia bush, the grass is also wet but I'm inside
for I'm busy. Busy, writing this poem for you.
As the squirrels hop from branch to branch
hiding nuts for their winter storing, leaves come falling
down in colors so nice, for it's autumn and
now I must go.
In Arts and Entertainment...
"Little Country Community", created by Sara and Sonia, from natural materials gathered in the back yard, and sundry items poached from the kitchen when Mom and Dad weren't looking: