Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nature Walk

We had another wonderful hour out of doors today. The weather is so beautiful we couldn't resist taking a walk up to our new park. On the way, we stopped to talk to Preacher and visit with the animals. We noticed the turkey hen was missing and that the tom had no feathers on his chest. It turns out that the hen was laying so many eggs that Preacher had to separate the two of them. Evidently the tom is so distraught that he plucked his chest feathers out. The poor, unhappy couple!

At the park, we threw some rocks in the creek (which is mandatory when you have three boys) and picked up some "nature finds" to take home and study. Alek picked up a rock with some interesting red markings on one side and a bud of some kind (covered with pollen, of course). I found some Star of Bethlehem in the grass. Noah picked a Dandelion and a Dogwood blossom and gave them to me. Alek and I both did some sketching and journalling when we got home. I love our new field journals. The size is perfect and for the back I used the cardboard from the back of a sketch pad, so it is very strong and easy to write on.

I am so thankful for all of the wonderful things that God has created for us to enjoy!

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