Today after a failed attempt at riding lessons (the instructor was a no-show) I decided to bag all the plans I had and we headed to the nature park. We had never been there before but had heard it described as "a swampy place". Sweet, sounds like a field trip to me!
The couple of hours we roamed we saw mating grasshoppers, a dead snake (recently run over), yellow winged dragonflies, a mallard duck, various female ducks, and geese of all colors and sizes. The kids were thrilled with the animals and I was entertained with the plant life. Leaves changing, flowers blooming, wild berries growing, and all of it beginning to show its wear of the season.
It was one of the perfect moments and I am so glad I got to share it with the kids.
PS. All pics were taken with my cell phone so pardon the ummm err lack of color on most of them.