Fall Nature Walk

Yesterday was an amazing day of exploration and learning. We set out 9 children, three adults and a love for adventure. We slowly made our way to Dow's Lake and the Arboretum. The air was fresh and the smell of rain filled our senses.

Right from the beginning the gifts of nature presented themselves. Along a path purple red clovers swayed in the wind. We harvested some for a yummy tea to be made later. Red clover is an easy plant to find, it grows abundantly in fields, along roads and in your backyard! It's sweet flowers are sweet and delicious. It contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, chromium, potassium, and vitamins such as niacin, thiamine and vitamin C.

As we wandered through paths and the woods plenty of surprises came our way. We saw ducks, a perfect climbing tree and rolled and climbed a big hill. In the forest there are no toys, no tv, no books and yet children play with abandon, boredom is far away in a distant land. I've said it before and I will say it again. Rearing children in the great outdoors is easier. Children play freely, smiles are abundant and life is good. We arrived back home, smiling and full of joy for nature's playground.

Interested in joining us in our next adventure? We welcome you to be part of our group.

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1 comment:

JP Stories in Bogotá said...

reading about your adventures makes me miss home so much. oh how i would love to put Anais in the backpack, get Isabel geared up and do some exploring with you all. We are with you in spirit and wish oh so much we could be there in person. Keep enjoying, keep blogging, and keep smiling!!! We miss you!!!