Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

This is my photographic response to this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post. 

The assignment: “This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us ‘beginning’!”

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Somehow, we’re on a January-to-January homeschool schedule at my house, which means the new year brings new levels in our various subjects: new books, new plans, new things to learn together. When I first saw the subject of this photo challenge, I thought of sunrises, pregnant bellies, newborn babies, blossoms on tomato plants. But at this moment in my life, it’s these new books and all of the new discoveries they symbolize that feel like “beginning” to me. This one’s the first lesson of the new level of my daughter’s writing curriculum.