I'm back! I've been feeling overwhelmed with everything, so I thought we would take an afternoon and head over to our local organic farm for a nature hike. They have a few trails going through the woods there. It's so lovely and peaceful.
We set off down the trail.
One by one.
With our nature bags, set for some exploring.
Following up the rear? Our very own woodland flower fairy. I picked up this cute little costume at our local thrift store. Sweetpea has been wearing it ever since. Woodland flower fairies always always need their butterfly rain boots. Even if there is not one single chance of rain.
We wound through the woods, sometimes happy, sometimes not quite so. Hooking up with the dirt road, we headed back to the pumpkin and corn fields. It was a scorcher that day - up at 90 - and everyone was hot and tired. But they were troupers.
On our way back, we turned aside to do a little more exploring
with munch and our flower fairy leading the way.
Lots of time was spent studying this small grove of trees...
looking for magical creatures, interesting bugs, and noteworthy plants.
While I sat back here and took it all in.
You can probably just barely make them out in the picture. I was set to guard the food and bags from any ferocious being that came along wanting a granola bar.
We left the farm that day with a bag of butternuts, a green cabbage, several armfuls of field corn for decorating and projects, and another adventure under our belts.