Good evening, friends 🙂
I am, I hope, officially back. Is this winter beating you with viruses the same as it has been with me? One after another? I have been healthy for almost two weeks now and am hoping to keep it this way from now on (as long as possible anyway). I hope you are all on a healthy road as well.
Winter is coming to its end and the snow is melting. The spring wind is howling through, the birds are singing in the mornings, the geese have been spotted more than once. Mud is everywhere, including in my house, lol. A perfect time of year to bundle the kids up and go on “hikes” through the backyard. With a three year old and a five month old a backyard trek is a hike, lol. I am so happy I bought a backpack carrier for the baby. She happily sits against me in the front and gets to look all around and my hands are free. And what an exploration we get to have. Think about it. It is almost like a treasure hunt and an exploration and a nature dig all in one. We get to see the first signs of flowers coming to life; the tiny bits of bright green tips popping through the ground. Pinecones found on the ground can become a new collection in a basket or be used for art projects (paint them as owls or other birds, trees, or anything else you can imagine up), we get to see birds building up nests and the geese flying overhead. As the days go on the little buds in the ground will blossom and we can pick them or plant more. How about building a bird feeder near a window at the house? Making a Fairy Garden? Don’t forget about the classic outdoor things…. climbing trees, races, I Spy, Cloud Creations (What does this cloud look like?), Tag…. The possibilities really do seem endless. We live in a technology driven world, but let’s not forget the world itself and all it has to offer.
What things do you and your friends and family like to do outdoors and on nature hunts? I would love to hear about your adventures 🙂