Feels Like Spring

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Feels Like Spring

February 14, 2011

Oh, how I love the spring like weather. Prefect for being out in the great outdoors. We headed down to Woodville to Martin Dies Jr. State Park once again. It is one of my favorite parks always well maintained. We go to the bridge where we left off the last time we was here.

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We spotted the prettiest little bird with a yellow spot on its back. It is a good chance it is a Yellow-rumped Warbler. The wonderful thing about the winter season walks is that we get to see bird that are not usually here except during the winter.

IMG_1265Austin, Anna, and I stand on the bridge while I take a picture of our shadow on the water.

IMG_1271 Austin spotted these mushrooms. They look like honey buns. It is a good chance that these are what they call “Fairy Ring” mushroom or it’s poisonous look-a-like. I am horrible at identifying mushrooms, good thing I do not eat any.

IMG_1275 The Spanish Moss was abundant in the trees.

IMG_1278 Anna decided it made a good wig. “Is that the only way you can get curly hair?” I tease her. “ Uh huh, pretty ain’t it.” she says in her “innocent” voice.

IMG_1279 Surfing on a fallen tree with her “curly gray hair”.

IMG_1283 “Mom, look I made a bird nest!.” Adam shows me his accomplishment.

IMG_1284A large vine made an arch that two of my “boys” couldn’t resist.

IMG_1285 After the first few minutes I finally tell Austin to put up the nature book and be in nature. “Look it up when we get home!”

IMG_1288“Group shot!” Anna is still wearing her “hair.” She kept that on until her daddy finally told her to take it off or no more pictures.

IMG_1294 Anna spotted this poor little butterfly. “We have to help it momma!” “Sweetie we can’t do anything for it,” I try to explain. Just then it flutters away on it’s ragged wings. I am not sure what kind it is but Adam and I just studied in science about the monarch butterfly travels all the way to Mexico for the winter and when it begins to warm up they begin their flight back home. You can tell it has made a rough flight.

IMG_1304 We were walking along and we heard rustling in the brush. We look and look and just when I gave up, Austin spotted an armadillo. I move in to get a picture and it disappears. Stewart walks to where it was last spotted and we found his home. It was a mound of dirt about six foot around and had a front and a back door. After about ten minutes of us trying to wait and spook him out we give up and walk on.

IMG_1306 Austin keeps looking at the swampy spots hoping to see an alligator.

IMG_1307 My wonderful children!

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Loves!

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The end of the trail stops at the road and so we head back to where we left the car. Crossing a bridge we look under it hoping once again to see an alligator, but nope, not this time.

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After all the time we spent trying to get the other little armadillo out of his home we are almost back to the car when Anna spots this little guy rooting around in the leaves. We watch him for a while and Stewart steps on a pine cone and zoom, off the armadillo scampers into the woods.

IMG_1320 The birds are enjoying the warm weather as much as we are, they are everywhere chipping and hunting and readying their nests. This beautiful Cardinal would not sit still long enough for me to get a better picture.

IMG_1323We get in the car and drive out the drive-way there is another little armadillo in the brush looking for his dinner. I should have known GOD wouldn’t have left us disappointed about missing the other one, HE gave us a double blessing.

Mat 6:8  … for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

 


~Becky~

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About beckyhusband

Becky is a Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting their life on her blog through photography, video, and slideshows. She has always been talented using the computer and working with digital imagery in an artistic and inspiring way. Her experience includes recording and editing videos for church, capturing and editing digital photos, scanning and digitally "cleaning" paper photos, and creating photo slideshows.

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