This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
... I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.......Psalm23:6
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Day in the Woods........Old Mission.............

Today I took some pictures in the woods. I thought you might like to see some of them. I love the woods, I love the trees and look what we found.
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I love to feel the bark on the rough trees, yes I am a tree hugger. Really, I am. I love to put my hands on and feel the life of them. Is that silly? Well today we have been teaching the kids about trees. Today was recognizing an Oak tree. Thats the one with acorns (fairy hats) so now they know Beech, Maple, Birch and Oak. Tomorrow we stick the leaves on a craft board.
The bark on trees make me think of Elephant legs.
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I love to take pictures of the Lichen and things that grow on trees. I love that the tree is still useful even when dead. The woodpeckers must be abundant in those woods because there sure was a lot of trees with holes in them.
What do you see up that hole Tristen? spiders he says.
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Do you see the tiny frog?
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Its a wonder he was not trod on the way the kids were running back and forth. We did see several though, tiny little things.
These are fairy steps says Reina
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Funny thing was we didn't see the wildlife that we usually see. No squirrels or chipmunks nothing but the tiny toads. Back to my garden tomorrow. Thought we deserved a break but I have some pictures of pretty little bees and bugs for another day.
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Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love the heart tree! It is really wonderful how you turn an outing into a lesson about nature.

Debbie Harris said...

That heart is amazing, what a find!
Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
Have a blessed week-end.
Joy! Debbie

CIELO said...

I am a nature lover... like you, and I have enjoyed reading your posts as I strolled your lovely gardens.... I shall be back.