Today we spent our morning with our school work and mid-day while the kids were finishing up some lessons, I packed a few boxes to take to storage. This afternoon we ALL needed a bit of something completely different.
We piled in the car and went to a local park down by the river.
We headed into the woods on a path and took a nature walk.
The middle child decided to capture a few of her own photos. She brought along her camera.
Her taking a photo of me taking a photo of her.
A cool centipede we saw on the trail.
Heading deep into the woods.
It is hard to see in this photo above but we recently had a flood. You can see the dirt tinted leaves. The river (this is just a stream you see) rose about 12 feet here.
Pretty butterfly we found.
The clan looking at the river.
A fun squirrel to watch.
Looking down the river. So pretty and peaceful today.
The green ferns and foliage was so pretty today.
We found and tasted honeysuckles.
Along the path near the boat ramp are scattered beautiful sculptures of the local wildlife. This is part of a sculpture of egrets called "Family".
We SO needed a break from packing and the mess of the house. We needed the fresh air and the long walk as a family.