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Nature Week - Una Semana en la Naturaleza

This week, our lessons focus on nature and autumn, so I figured we would just head outside, and really do something special and a bit out of the ordinary, because life sometimes just gets TOO ORDINARY!!!

We set off to find the oldest tree in our county, which actually isn't too far away.  

Well, the little goslings didn't know this until after we were at the park, but I was (am still) on a mission.  I had looked up information online, and nearly got discouraged.  But instead of giving up, which I nearly did, I really pushed myself out the door, seeing what an unseasonably gorgeous day it was.  

When we got to the park, we saw some park workers, and I asked one of them.  After about three people, who were all very helpful, we found someone who knew what I was referring to.  

Well, turns out, we were in the wrong part of the park, but that was okay.  I almost got into the car to drive to the other part, when it occurred to me, the longer the walk, the better - after all, it is


I did not regret the decision.  We saw:

another strange looking bird, that I honestly could not identify
two miniature cascades
listened to the sound of a trickling brook, 
horse prints, 
moss covered rocks, 
giant fallen trees,
a stump or two to climb and jump off of, 
a grassy hill to run and roll down, 
squirrel friends, 
lots of fallen leaves to rustle in, 
and plenty of fresh air! 

It was a much needed change of pace.  We came home and drew a picture of what we saw, and that was that.  

We didn't find our tree, but we will try again tomorrow.  ;-)  After all, we have a whole week!


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