“So come, get ready. Don’t delay! We’re on a nature trail today.”
~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest
October was beautiful here in Upstate New York. I spent a lot of time raking leaves, and the kids came out and jumped in the piles. Here are some pictures of autumn in our yard.
One day, Elizabeth decided that she wanted to have a picnic. Her brother was asleep, so we took some blankets and snacks outside. It was breezy and the clouds were moving fast overhead. I enjoyed just laying back and watching them, something I don’t have the time to do very often.
A very small sampling of trees in our woods. Just this amount of trees lets loose A LOT of leaves though!
One day while raking, I found this huge worm right up on top of the grass. Both kids held it for a while, then Elizabeth “saved” it by carrying it to the center circle that our driveway runs around.
Also while raking, I also found these two caterpillars. Our woods house lots of different kinds of caterpillars, and support a healthy bird population – which we absolutely love!