If I can get my aching back out the door, I'd like to do it more often. It was so nice to get out again. We live squarely in the 'burbs, so there is not a lot of nature right in our neighborhood, but we found some interesting things to observe.
My girls thought it was totally appropriate to dress like cupcakes while exploring nature. At 7 and 4, they haven't quite learned the art of dressing for the occasion. They do know how to dress up for any occasion, however.
It was a beautiful December day - 76 degrees and sunny. Honestly, both girls would like to live where it snows in winter, but it is nice to bare your shoulders in the warm sun.
Running downhill is fun. It's coming back uphill that generates the complaints.
Who lives in here?
We don't know what kind of berries these are, but the girls call them "bird berries" meaning, kids can't eat them, only birds can.
We looked for bugs underneath bark.
Who doesn't love a rock?
The girls know not to touch or eat wild mushrooms, but they are fun to look at.
This would make a nice table for a fairy.
December color in CA.
Touchable velvety moss. Also an appropriate fairy rest stop.
We want to go, too!