Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Corner View "The Great Outdoors" Ohio

The outdoors to us is so many things, this post could have gone on forever. Here are some of the things the great outdoors has been to us in the last couple of days.

Learning and nature journaling.


Looking under a stone and finding a worm tied up in a knot.


Observing nature through binoculars.


Making and sharing wild edible pesto with your sister.


And your sister loving the pesto!


Spotting creatures of the six-legged variety that have just hatched from their egg sac.



And most importantly the great outdoors is time to just play.



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Sorry for another late night post....the days have been too nice to be inside pecking away at the computer. The next post is how to make a toad house from plastic pots.

32 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness!! That mantis is so tiny!
And I love the hippety hop (mine love ours, too) and... there was something else.....Oh, Yeah! The worm in a knot. :) We have a book about that.
The pictures of the girls are so sweet.

Tammy said...

What the heck is up with the worm tied up in a knot??? roflol! I've never seen anything like it before.

The teeny tiny praying mantis is sooooo cute.

Joyce said...

I love your great outdoors! Well the worms will take some getting use to for me, but super shot! xoxo

MisterE said...

Great outdoor pictures! Thanks for sharing, even the worm was cool.

Mom and Kiddo said...

What lovely pics (as usual!). I am intrigued by "wild edible pesto."

ladybug-zen said...

beautiful post. pesto! YUM! it's been way too long since the last time i ate good pesto.

enikő said...

That's real learning. Your girls are so lucky!

Tara said...

We'll be outside all day - finally no cloud and rain pictures on the forecast!

Your girls are intrepid nature hunters.... love the wormy... did the girls untange him?

Ian said...

Looks like you're having nice Spring weather.

Ritva said...

thanks!
let´s enjoy spring!

outi said...

looks good! thank you for the outdoor tour:)

C.T. said...

This was fun to see how much fun your kids had! Very clever to keep a nature journal, I'll have a chat with my kids today ;-)

kristen said...

Those pics are so great. Childhood at it's very best. :)

I CAN'T wait for your post about making a toad house. Always wanted to do that. :)

jane said...

thanks lisa! i swear i can almost feel the sun and smell the grass! un beso-jane

Ida Nielsen said...

That worm looks weird...haha. I wonder if it did that on it's own?? You girls are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Looks like so much fun!

Kari said...

Great pictures! Don't know what's up with the worm but you were there at the right time I guess.
Thanks for sharing your corner view.

Lisa said...

Ha, I promise you all that is how we found the worm.

Jenell said...

Ooh, I liked the mantis silhouette. We normally have a lot in our yard, but I haven't seen any this year. We even hatched some last year. Hmmm....

What a beautiful day you had! Thanks for sharin'.

isabelle said...

my daughter asked me to change her room decoration for green color ... "I love nature and I want some in my room" she said !! Your post reminded it to me ...

Melissa said...

I bought chive seeds today! Operation Save The Roses (from my husband and his insecticidal spray that he loves...) begins. Thanks fo the tip.

The earthworm shot is my fave. How do they DO that?

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caitlin said...

I love that little wormy. Also I love pesto.. so if you could just find a way to send a bit over the computer it would be greatly appreciated. :) Thanks for such magical pictures. The ones of the girls bouncing make me feel like I wish I were 5!

The Magic Onions said...

I LOVE that worm!!

Francesca said...

The great outdoors experiencing, wonderful!

Samantha S said...

The children look like they are having so much fun. How wonderful.

sunnymama said...

I know what you mean by The Great Outdoors was a theme that could go on forever. You picked some great outdoor pictures from the last couple of days though. I've never seen a worm tied in a knot before! My favourite pictures are of course the playing ones :)

Jeannette said...

The girl next door wants to live with you....she loves loves ´wormies´. ;)
Great post!

MODsquad said...

So cute!! Lovely little ladies you have!! Love the nature journal idea too!

renee @ FIMBY said...

I agree on all accounts. Kids should be outdoors and we LOVE worms. We also like frogs and spiders and slugs and buzzing bumblebees and a bunch of other creepy crawlies. Have you read the book Last Child in the Woods? I posted a short review on our adventure/outdoors blog.

http://www.adventureinprogress.com/last-child-in-the-woods

Good book, you'd probably like it.

renee @ FIMBY said...

Oops, just saw the book listed in your sidebar. Well I suppose I should of been able to tell that you read that book!

Leanne said...

The opportunities are endless aren't they!