i told nat to bring along a green bag, in case she found some rocks, leaves, pine cones or such that she would like to keep. here she inspects some leaves and i love the interest she has in them.
we finally came to the part of the park before the underpass where i was completely thrilled to see it unmanicured and wild. i wanted to spend so much time here, exploring and taking pictures. my heart soared as i told rick that this is exactly what i've been needing. to break from the suburbia monotony and just be in nature, even if it is a small spot regulated to a park within a city.
i was taking pictures and had wandered off a bit. nat and rick caught up to me and he showed me that i was standing by something really cool. i had no idea, and when i turned around i was in so much glee to find a few milk thistle. it later occured to me, that nat, standing in the picture above, was reflecting the milk thistle plant, at least with the colors she was wearing.
afterwards, we found a nice little haven of branches and twigs that reminded me of when i was young and would find myself spending time under the trees of our backyard. i would crawl underneath and would sit next to the earth and roots, and just play make-believe or read.
another intricate webbing. hopefully, one day, i will get a really good camera and you can see these details more clearly.
once we came home i found that i had a little package from my friend kathleen. it was filled with four wonderful napkins that she had embroidered coo-coo clocks on. so nice! i love them so much all in all, what a great way to start the week...