Monday, May 9, 2011

School in the Woods...

This afternoon we took our homeschool studies to Mounds State Park for a romp on the trails. The woods were softly decorated with the most delicate spring wildflowers, like these pretty Wild Phlox...

 intricate Shooting Stars...

and cheery Wild Geraniums.

While the girls were busy jogging down the trails...

Trey found a little cave just his size!

We even met a new "friend" - although he really didn't seem all that happy to meet us!

And we almost had an encounter with a bear cub... Oh, wait, that's a tree stump! ;-)

These are the days I cherish, the extraordinarily beautiful days that remind me what a gift God has given me in the form of three beautiful children made in His image. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights." James 1:17


  1. We love hiking & walking, especially in the woods. We found a snake last week too, eek!
    Here from HHH.

  2. Thanks for visiting! This is the first time I've linked up at HHH. Visited your blog, too! Looks like you have quite an exciting life!
    :-) Blessings to you!