Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Green Hour Challenge #1 (Part 1)

 

Even though we still have plenty of snow on the ground, that didn't discourage us from heading out on an adventure.  So we put on our puddle boots and away we went.SPRING has sprung 018 SPRING has sprung 020

Here are just a few of the treasures that earth had to offer us......

Tapped Maple trees are a sure sign of spring around here.

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And did you know that MUD is an official season here in Maine?  Just ask anyone who lives here.  We found plenty of that.SPRING has sprung 046

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Lots of melting snow and a few leaves left over from Fall........

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Plenty of sunshine......

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Rocks in our neighborhood stream that were shiny and clean...... (aren't those the best kind?).  When I was a kid I use to collect rocks.  If I couldn't wait until I got home to wash them to find out there hidden beauty, I would lick them clean.  A pound of dirt anyone?

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BIG holes in the snow, which upon further investigation,  revealed a running stream and another great place to get wet.SPRING has sprung 114

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We also found White Birch bark....

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"Prickly seeds"......  

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A dead mouse.....

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And walking sticks.

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But the highlight of our adventure was most definitely this......

NEW LIFE!!!!!!

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I found beauty in a neighbor's window.......SPRING has sprung 096

On the way home, we made numerous stops to shed a few gallons of water.....

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Stomp and splash in the biggest puddle we found....

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And do some more "fishing"......

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Almost home......

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KKS

2 comments:

Tara said...

Thanks for the adventure... I think we might be able to soon embark on something similar!

cellista said...

You found some green!! Great pictures :) I like the bark and the tapped maples.