Monday, April 22, 2013

I want to be a naturalist when I grow up...

 This is Zeb's laugh face when I asked him if he sat on Mrs. Couch today.  She's the office lady.  and I love to pester him about her name.  "MOM!  she's NOT FURNITURE. She's a PERSON!!".

There's something about nature that I've always loved.  I think insects are incredible.  I love the mathematics of flowers.  I love watching ecology in real time  I love that evolution has created such amazing species to make the world as beautiful as it is.  Just the colors of our world astound me.  How can flowers be so vibrant?!  how can robin's eggs be so perfectly blue?!

 I want to be a naturalist when I grow up.

Today we spent the afternoon being our own little family of backyard naturalists.  

Metta ate a lot of these.  We aren't sure if all of the plants in our backyard are safe to ingest- but so far so good.  She's fine.

check out the perfect symmetry of the petals.  I love it.

And look what the boys spotted up in the corner of our deck overhang!  It's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of. I nearly broke my neck retrieving these shots.  But it was totally worth it.  The Mama bird hangs out in here a lot.  Protecting her soon to be baby birds.
this shot was the killer. I had to cling to the deck overhang timbers with three fingers- perched across the railing on my tip toes- all while trying to hold my camera above the overhang and to focus through tiny slats.      
Three tiny almost birds.  I can't wait until they hatch!!!

 finishing our Earth day with bubbles.  Metta had some to drink.  Kent got some in his nose.
I love Earth.  What a fabulous Godly Creation. what a wonderful place to live.


yaya said...

Those eggs are so beautiful! What a shot! Watch out for being bombed by Mama bird when those hatch! I remember Craig's second grade teacher..her name was Mrs. Car..and everyday we would ask him if he got a ride home in Mrs. Car...and her husband's name was Craig so we got alot of mileage out of that too..wait...mileage from Mr. Car's name! Perfect! Happy Earth Day!

Lyndsay said...

That shot was totally worth it! Amazing!
I knew I could count on you to make Earth Day an excuse to have a themed day with your kids. I will admit, the idea is growing on me.

Michelle said...

Fantastic post! Love that zebber's smile. So grateful for the beauty of the earth!

Amber and Travis said...

I love the pictures of the nest! The earth really is amazing with all the beauties!

HowellAZ said...

Loved this post - and fab pics!

Annie Oswald said...

I love that God created you (with my help). Beautiful pix.