Nature excursion and search

We have had a couple of fun weeks keeping our eyes peeled more than usual for fun and interesting bits of nature for our nature exchange. Two wonderful places we went were Lawrencetown Beach and Point Pleasant Park, and also a gravel road to find pyrite!

We had a great time and can’t wait to send our package off and see what we receive in return!

We went to the beach in search of fun things to exchange but spent most of the time enjoying the water – I planned well with the rain boots! What a glorious time we had and the boys can’t wait to do it again.

2013Oct22_Lawrencetown Beach_082013Oct22_Lawrencetown Beach_07Waiting for the water to fill up their boots!

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Out comes the water!2013Oct22_Lawrencetown Beach_16Which makes for very wet socks!2013Oct22_Lawrencetown Beach_18Spotted some wildlife on the way home.
2013Oct22_Lawrencetown Beach_19Some fun flyers!2013Oct22_Lawrencetown Beach_22Point Pleasant Park
2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_01Sumac tree berries?
2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_04Perhaps some of you remember the Asian Longhorn Beetle passing through the park and destroying many a tree after Hurrican Juan had already thinned out the forest. It is still a beautiful place to go walking but where you couldn’t see from one trail to the next, at times you now can as the forest is much less dense. (sad face)

2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_06A short visit to the Prince of Wales Tower to see the canons and the canon balls.
2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_07 Permanent resident.2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_08Some of the left over stumps from trees that had to be cut down.
2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_09 I could not go without finding at least one mushroom!2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_15This was the coolest trunk! Look at those amazing swirls!
2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_20 2013Oct26_Point Pleasant Park_21Learning how to skip rocks.

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I am a few weeks behind with our Homeschool Adventures posts – those will come next, pinky promise! šŸ˜‰

Make and Listen

This is my first time joining in on the Make&ListenĀ AlongĀ for I am finally starting a new project! I recently knitted a hat for myself, although easy as it was I kept making mistakes. Now onto some fingerless gloves and a hat for the boys which I hope to have done before this wonderful fall season is over (fingers crossed!). Not too long ago we were walking through a forest on a search for some goodies to add to the Nature Exchange of which we are very excited to participate in, and I realized that although I had the convenience and comfort of fingerless gloves for this work, the boys did not. It was due time to make something similar for the boys and after much searching they unanimously decided on this pattern.

There is a pile of books waiting for my attention as I try to finally-with-no-excuses get back into art making and make those dreams a reality! Etsy maybe and art gallery store!

Today as I crocket and learn ‘no-foundation single crochet’ and joining in the round without a gap, the boys are busy listening to a classic Bare Naked Ladies Album and playing Life while the scent of rice and quinoa cooking fills the room.

A good day to be.

If you have something to share that you are listening to as you are making share along here!


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