Friday, April 23, 2010

The Great Outdoors Challenge

Lisa at 5 Orange Potatoes (one of our favorite blogs!) has a wonderful challenge posted about taking children out to explore nature in your own back yard each day! 

We have been taking walks in the garden and the creek this past week...both are in our backyard.
Each day we venture a bit further down the creek. 

One day the kids saw tiny fish swimming in the deep areas.

We love the shape of this old tree...the bark, and the holes in it!
Tomorrow, we are going to bring a trash bag with us and pick up any trash that we find. 

We know that this creek leads to the American River.  Perhaps we'll hike all of the way there someday soon!


Grandma said...

You have an exciting backyard, full of adventure with the creek that runs through it. The garden is wonderful too!

momto5 said...

isn't it wonderful to have a place like that to go to... just right in your own backyard.