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For those of you who have been there for me and my family this past month, this is the little guy who most benefits from your kindness and generosity. Thank you again for your support.  (We took time to smell the tansy last week.)

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36 responses

  1. timirvin

    Blessings to Otis and your family. This photo warms my heart.

    August 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  2. Otis is lucky to have you. I was about his age when at the Woods Hole child center I was first introduced to St. Johnswort, Queen Anne’s Lace, Milkweed, and the other fine flowers of September roadsides. The memory of those first discoveries is still with me over sixty years later.

    August 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm

  3. Elizabeth

    Otis is absolutely the cutest. He is so lucky to have you as his Grandmother.

    August 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

  4. Love and best wishes to Otis and all of your family! What a heart warming photo!

    August 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  5. Guy Stoye

    That is one PRECIOUS PICTURE! Thanks for sharing that with us, Mary! May this little boy thrive and succeed and find a happy life in spite of the ominous events going on at this particular time.

    August 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm

  6. Pat

    What a sweet little guy. And I’m glad he already knows to take time to smell the tansy — or anything else. When I was pre-school age (and younger and older), I spent many happy hours walking thru the nearby cow pasture with my grandfather, who taught me the wildflowers and birds. Later, at his house, I occupied myself with Birds to Color and Flowers to Color sets. Even tho I got otherwise preoccupied during teen and college years, all those identifications I had learned as a child bubbled to the surface like magic when I later moved to a country setting. I’m sure that will be the same for Otis with you as a doting grandmother.

    August 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  7. Alice Pratt

    That’s a wonderful photo to share, Mary! Otis is adorable! I remember the cute photo of Otis and a pumpkin. It’s awesome that Sadie’s and Otis’ lives will be less stressed, because people shared and cared. A month ago, near a playground, I showed by grand daughter (she’ll be 3 in 5 weeks) a ‘wild’ snapdragon, told her the name and showed her how to squeeze the side to open the ‘mouth.’ We don’t pick flowers…leave for others to admire and share. A few days ago, she found some flowers in her great grandparents’ yard…knew the name & asked to see ‘the tongue’…you can teach little ones so much!

    August 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm

  8. Cindy Ulmer

    Oh so sweet. We are so happy to help out!!! Hugs to the family💕.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    August 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

  9. Bless his heart. Keeping your family in my prayers.

    Tansy is one of my favorites too, Otis!

    August 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm

  10. Treah Pichette

    What a sweet picture (in more ways than one!). I’m certain Otis has lots of guardian angels hanging out with him in & around the garden. Blessings to you all.

    August 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  11. ST

    Hoping that all the benevolent spirits in nature surround him and protect him going forward.

    August 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

  12. Lanning E. Moldauer

    Super picture – You could use him as a pin-up kid somewhere! Lanny

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    August 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

  13. Suzanne Elusorr

    Dear Mary,

    Your love for Otis is absolutely palpable in that lovely photograph. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

    Kind regards,

    Suzanne

    August 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm

  14. Carol Abbey

    What a beautiful little child Otis is!

    On 10 August 2017 at 15:15, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” For those of you who have been there for me and my > family this past month, this is the little guy who most benefits from your > kindness and generosity. Thank you again for your support. (We took time > to smell the tansy last week.)” >

    August 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm

  15. Joan Morrison

    Loving the pictures of Otis. He breaks your heart in the very best way. You all do. I, like so many of your readers hold you close. Love from just one of so many.

    August 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

  16. Faith

    Adorable. May he weather the storm with your love.

    August 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm

  17. Josie and Jim

    How lucky you, Sadie, and Otis are to have one another. Hope the contributions are still coming in to help. Wonderful photo!

    August 10, 2017 at 6:50 pm

  18. judilindsey

    Mary,

    What a precious picture of Otis! Thanks for sharing him with us!

    Judi 🙂

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    August 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm

  19. Dianne Wright

    What a wonderful photo!

    Sent from my iPad

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    August 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm

  20. nangalland

    what a precious picture! framable! What a darling child. I hope he’s recovering, and you and Sadie too. I wish we were closer. much love, Nan

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    August 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  21. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    What a beautiful child!

    August 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

  22. whwurm2017

    What an adorable child! Thanks for sharing this beautiful image. I will save it as it reminds me of myself. My father died in WWII when I was only 6 months old, so I never missed him. But I was blessed with a wonderful mother and grandmother and had a very good life and a beautiful family. Otis reminds me of the blessings I received and I am glad I could a share some with him and his family. Heinrich

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    August 10, 2017 at 9:40 pm

  23. Jean Harrison

    How utterly adorable.

    August 11, 2017 at 12:54 am

  24. Otis Specialus Granda Maximus

    August 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

  25. Maryann V Postans

    OMG! So cute and takes after grandma!

    August 11, 2017 at 8:13 am

  26. Lila Piel

    No words….❤❤❤❤❤❤

    August 11, 2017 at 8:42 am

  27. Susie Peters

    Beautiful. Thanks, Mary. ❤ Susie

    On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” For those of you who have been there for me and my > family this past month, this is the little guy who most benefits from your > kindness and generosity. Thank you again for your support. (We took time > to smell the tansy last week.)” >

    August 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

  28. Kathy Lynch

    Beautiful boy.

    August 11, 2017 at 9:03 am

  29. Chris Doyle

    He’s so adorable! I’m truly sorry for you and your family’s loss, Mary. And thank you so much for your wonderful blog – I’ve learned so much! With sympathy, Chris Doyle

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    August 11, 2017 at 9:04 am

  30. Dianne Rochford

    What a precious photo!!……..Thank you for sending it.

    You and your family are often in my thoughts.

    Deep caring,

    Dianne >

    August 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

  31. Sue Taylor

    Wonderful picture. Our thoughts are with you. We have a grandson named Otis too. He’s six and loves the natural world also.

    August 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

  32. D Carlson

    What a sweetheart! Easy to see why your heart is so full. Strength to all of you as you navigate through a new and differently shaped world. Otis and his mother must find a great deal of solace through your connection to the natural world, and I’m sure he’ll grow up with a deep appreciation thanks to your teaching, which enriches us all.

    On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” For those of you who have been there for me and my > family this past month, this is the little guy who most benefits from your > kindness and generosity. Thank you again for your support. (We took time > to smell the tansy last week.)” >

    August 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

  33. Bonny Boatman

    He is too wonderful.. lucky to have you as Grammie! Hope all is well. Best wishes! Bonny

    On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” For those of you who have been there for me and my > family this past month, this is the little guy who most benefits from your > kindness and generosity. Thank you again for your support. (We took time > to smell the tansy last week.)” >

    August 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  34. James Macneil

    Mary, I, too am technically challenged; I am unable to navigate the arcane process of donating to Sadie and Otis’ fund. I reach road blocks in trying to contribute through the process. It is frustrating that it won’t allow me to help your daughter and grandson.

    Sorry,

    Jim MacNeil

    August 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

  35. Jeanne Sargent

    So precious as is the tansy that he is admiring. To be connected with nature is to appreciate the unity of all life and the challenges that we all face as we travel our path. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. May each find the strength to do what must be done with love and a full heart.

    Warmly, Jeannie Sargent

    September 20, 2017 at 8:27 am

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