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Screen-Free Hikes

All our hikes are screen-free, of course, but these are some from the past week.  I guess you could call this a test at forest kindergarten.

I feel like slowly easing back into my computer use.  It was so nice to be away and life was so full in the past week.  It had a way of making certain that I understood that I don't really have much time to spend sitting in front of any kind of screen, anyway.  I did miss recording it in this journal, though, and I think I will try to put more effort into this space and less into others.

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Here's the lake last Sunday.  Spring comes slowly in the wild-ish places.

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Willow is very excited about bonnets and lacy dresses lately.
The Little House books influence here a lot these days.
It is so nice to see that happen, instead of what things were like when we watched more frequent television.

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Fiddleheads along the lake trail.
In fact, all of these are along the lake trail.
We hiked it over and over, just a small piece, to check on a lady's slipper.

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Anemones.

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Some of the last trilliums.

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A pink lady's slipper waking up.

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The local flock of vultures.
We found them lined up along fence posts on our way to the trailhead.
While you just see one here, there were more than a dozen.
Here's the show-off of the group.
This one seems to be missing some tail feathers and I bet they are at my house.

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Over the bridge again, dolls in tow.

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Picking flowers.
A lovely bouquet that it is, we did have to have a talk about picking flowers in parks.

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Our sweet girl.

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Moss in the sun.

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Our final hike, probably the fourth trip, with daddy.
He wanted to see the lady's slipper, too.
I'll share photos tomorrow--we've found many!
I might make one more trip back today.

Comments

( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )
blakdove
May. 11th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Aw, that last picture melts my heart! Love Willow's bonnet, too.

What brand are her shoes? They look very comfortable and sturdy.

Welcome back to the world of screens! I've missed you.
impossibleway
May. 11th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
Her shoes are Soft Stars. They've been a good purchase--they do give room to grow. Thanks for missing me. ;-)
elberethmyrrh
May. 13th, 2015 08:04 am (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful week! I used to wear lacy dresses and Little House bonnets, too. :) I sometimes still do...

That vulture is something else.
impossibleway
May. 13th, 2015 10:44 am (UTC)
I'm trying to get back to the Little House look, after years of being too utilitarian. Vultures are pretty crazy birds. ;-)
( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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