Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Fun~Camping!

Hello sweet Blog, how I've missed you and my blogging friends! Shall I catch you up to date...

(Kyle's "boo boo" face, begging me to let him dive into the lake

for the turtle he just saw swim by!)

We've been enjoying this wonderful weather we've had all summer..70's to low 90's...winds and misty rains..sigh..lots of exploring and laughter. Camping was our most recent adventure..

A Hike led us to a pear tree, in the middle of a remote field, a misty rain fell on us and a nearby brook ran full. Kyle had his sights on a pear, I watched as he jumped as high as he could over and over again to reach it. The whole scene was surreal, seriously magical.

The brook that ran beside the pear tree
we explored deeper into the brook and found that it held the most amazing dragonfly
Green Eyed Hook Tail Dancing for me

and we ran into a beautiful wolf spider the size of my palm! The next day, after a big rain..this rock was almost entirely submerged, with her still clinging the side.

We peeked into a tunnel and found a funnel web
Kyle found an emerald green cicada

and further on our hike, he found a cicada exoskeleton.

A Blue Tailed Skink sparked some nature journaling

Maya and Mama reading about insects in our tent by the stream

Ofcourse there were s'mores and campfire cuddles <3
I hope you all are having a fun filled summer, I can't wait to see what you've been up to!


Stephanie said...

So beautiful. :)

dongdong said...

what great finds! I love the dancing dragonfly.

Tara said...

Good Stuff! The dragonfly shots are awesome :)

a friend to knit with said...

your children are beautiful!

i have been listening to your playlist all morning... thank you!

Dawn said...

Great! Great! Summer fun!

Twylyth said...

I have just found your site. I LOVE it! Can I ask, what kind of camera do you use? Your pictures are wonderful!

Amy Bradstreet said...

You're photos are beautiful, Shona. It looks like you all had a great time. I love how your kids just dig into nature and check out all that's around them.

tara said...

hi, sweet mama. how are you?

Kate said...

Hey, Shona! I miss you.

Shona Leah said...

Hi blogging mama's! I've been away for a while and have missed you! Thank-you for checking in on me sweet friends :o)

Twylyth, I have a canon rbel xti, and thank-you so much, photography is a great passion of mine.