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July 5, 2011

A little TOO close to Nature, Nature Walk

The temps around our parts have been reaching the high 90's......indoor weather for us.  But on a recent, uncharacteristic act of early morning motivation on my part, I fed the kids breakfast, sunscreened them up and we headed out the front door for a nature walk before it got too hot.

Stafford Lake is just across the street from the ranch with a trail running from it all the way into town, about four miles.

We didn't walk four miles {eight round trip}, I am not that motivated.  But we did walk about two miles round trip, without too many complaints from the kiddos.

We made it an adventure to see what type of creatures we could encounter on our walk. 
Lizards a plenty.

One thing I had not even anticipated was that my little guy would also find his first experience with poison oak....although we didn't find out until a day or so later.  It's on his face, arms and hands. 
And just now, as I'm typing this and looking at this last photo of Bryce light sabering imaginary 'bad guys' that happen to look like Canadian Geese,  do I realize that he was also slicing through some vegetation at the park after our walk. 

Now, if you'll excuse me while I locate that light saber and wash it clean of poison oak oil.....and do some laundry with a black t-shirt being the first one to be thrown into the washer.

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