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We were bored so we decided to go for another walk, just a short one because it was getting late. We drove down to the end of the road in the Black-forest community where the road dead ends into Lake Sam Rayburn. The lack of rain has left the lake really low so we had plenty of beach area. The sun was setting and was quite beautiful.
Anytime we go on a walk into the great world of nature we always carry our adventure science bags. They have containers and tweezers and magnifying glasses, paper and pencils and bug identification books.All the things a young scientist will need to take samples and investigate the world around them. I labeled these their S.C.O.U.T. bags…Science Class Outdoor Unique Tour..yes a bit of a stretch to get the name I wanted but hey it worked.
Anna and Austin with their S.C.O.U.T. bags in tow
Adam forgot his bag but that didn’t slow him down any. He just had his loving family help keep up with his treasures he found along the way. Being a bit more free worked well for Adam, he was excited and full throttle the whole time.
We walked along the beach looking at shells, footprints, feathers, plants, and crawdad holes. Every time I would stop to take a picture I would announce “Oh cool, check it out” and then to my surprise I would get the back of a little head in my viewfinder of my camera!
Above pic left to right: an emergent plant, raccoon track, mini sand dunes, Adam’s curiosity, a feather, crawdad hole, a large dog or cat print, and a deer or hog print.
We came upon a very large dead fish which did not smell the greatest but it had large scales that became part of our treasures for study.
Adam “Ewww gross!!”
Once we got out to the point of the beach the wind started to pick up and blew the sand across the beach. A mini dust storm was the one thing we will remember the most. The way the sand slithered along the ground was almost spiritual. It reminded me of the plague in Egypt of the death of the first born like in the cartoon Prince of Egypt. The way that it slinked and weaved in and around each bush and grass clump. It was a great lesson for the kids because last week we learned about the great dust storms the U.S. had back in the 1930s.
Anna got a bit far ahead and had to come back facing the storm.
The sun had set and it was time to leave. Though it was a short adventure, it was a good one!
The setting sun over the tree line. Simply Beautiful.
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