Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Get Out and Explore!

I mentioned in an earlier post that we were joining 5 Orange Potatoes' Children and Nature Awareness Challenge aka The Great Outdoor Challenge. So we set out today to explore the neighborhood. The weather was a little cool and overcast.
Right around the corner we discovered this patch of little blue flowers. I would love to know what they are. Any guesses?

Of course we had to jump in ALL the puddles we found.

And for our horse lover we had to visit the horses we spotted along out walk.

By the time we got home the temperature had climbed to about 78! Incredible for April in the White Mountains. So we brought our lunch outside and then chased the chickens around for a while. I was even able to hang a load of laundry out to dry.

It was fabulous to get outside and explore. We collected a few flowers, rocks and nuts along the way. They have found their way to our spring nature table. We are looking forward to our next outdoor adventure.


  1. Looks like a great day! The flowers look like scilla to me: they come up early, often in lawns; sometimes a whole lawn is covered in blue.

  2. the flowers looke like grape hyacinths to me! They used to grow in our yard in New Mexico in early spring.

  3. Those little blue flowers are Scilla or Syberian Squill. Chiot's Run had a nice post about them today...


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