Saturday, February 09, 2008

Celebrating Losar

Presently *LOVING* Tenzin's Deer by Barbara Soros (Author), Danuta Mayer (Illustrator)

“May no harm come to us. May we love each other well. May we be kind to all the creatures of the earth.”

Who can resist a book with such a beautiful message!

Thursday was the Tibetan New Year (Losar) as well as the Chinese. These two important festivities rarely fall on the same day. Losar is the most important holiday in Tibet. We celebrated with some craft projects

creating sand mandalas

prayer flags

As you have probably read in this blog before we have a small library of kids books about Tibet, folk tales, fiction and non fiction. This week at night I have also been showing Zoe photos from this beautiful blog....especially the ones "women" "children"

Other than that we have been in awe of the winter beauty that has been surrounding us....spending time outside looking for animal tracks. building shelters, fires and taking photos and then coming inside and

snuggling on the couch and reading books and drinking hot cocoa,

Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan
Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
Big Tracks Little Tracks by Millicent E. Sels

planning our trip and finishing hand made gifts for our family in Europe (more about that soon).

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I'm leaving you a comment here, because I don't know if my e-mail is going to get through to you! I'm your miniswap partner, and for some reason I guess our e-mails to each other are getting lost in junk e-mail boxes! You can try e-mailing me again, or leaving a comment on my blog,

Kathy :)