"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in the spring - these are some of the rewards of a simple life."
Matt, Krissy, John and I went to our local park yesterday to relax and feed the ducks and take some pictures of water for the Scavenger Hunt this week. I had such a relaxing time! Boy did I need it! I was running around like a kid looking at everything. Sometimes I think I am a kid in a big person's body :-). Atleast when it comes to nature. I can't stop looking at it. I was discussing this with my sister yesterday and we recalled our Mama being the same way. She used to point out every little wildflower and sunset. every bug and tree!. When we went on car rides she was constantly saying, "Look! Look!" I don't think you can actually "learn" this from someone, though. I think it comes from something internally. You have it or you don't. I am constantly pointing things out to my kids outside and I get groans back. She is doing it again! "Oh well, their loss." I think. So, onto The Hunt!!:
This week's subject is water. Krissy and I took alot of pictures and I noticed a few had a theme, so I am posting those today. The theme is "oddities in and around water". Hope you enjoy them!
The first one is of a duck that was going under for food alot. He kept poking his bottom up into the air. So, here you have it - An upside-down duck! LOL
The next picture is a tree by the water that I thought was very interesting. Look at the trunk. I like how knotty it is. It must be very, very old!
Finally, the last two trees by the water are very, very crooked. I had to turn my camera at an angle to get in the whole tree for both pictures. The second tree was even more crooked than the first. Interesting. It really was a gloriously beautiful day by the water!
"The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit." - Saint Teresa of Avila
Have a good holiday weekend everyone and be good to yourselves and to one another! Sending love! xox