When Alice Rumphius was a little girl, she vowed that
when she grew up she would travel the world and live in a house by the
sea. “ There is a third thing you must do,” her grandfather told her. “
You must do something to make the world more beautiful.” Miss Rumphius
fulfilled her dreams. She saw the world and returned home to live by the
sea in Maine. But she wondered what she could that would make the world
more beautiful.

We gave the book, “>Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, to Aneliese for her fifth birthday
and she was delighted. Birthday gifts in our home are often quite
simple but we try to make it special towards a current interest and
development of the birthday child. We love seeing how they respond and
interact with their gifts and although we have definitely had a flop or
two, Miss Rumphius was most certainly not one.

You see, Miss Rumphius makes the world more beautiful by planting lupines in the rocky ground of her garden.

Today, I’m sharing a way that we can teach our children earth stewardship over at Red and Honey where I am a monthly contributor. Please join me over there to learn how to plant your own Miss Rumphius Garden.


Miss Rumphius