There is an underdeveloped park/walking trail right in our neighborhood and a block from our home. I hesitate taking the boys there just because to get there we have to cross a very busy street with no pedestrian crosswalk. The only safer way was to drive three blocks to the other side of the trail. Today, I did that; I drove three blocks to take a nature walk with the boys.
We took advantage of the warm hour when the temperature reached 50F around 3 p.m., after I picked up PP from preschool. I told the boys that we could do bird watching, and treasure-hunting of nature’s finest. Their agreed to my suggestion, and off we went.
It was cloudy and a bit chilly, but we received a few rays of sunlight along the trail. I also brought along some string cheese and two small bags of dried cranberries for snacks.
An hour of walk did wonder to their bedtime. Actually Peanut was dozing off while eating his dinner.
The sun was still high, casting strong shadows. It’s very monotone all around because the weather is not warm enough to herald green buds to appear just yet. I am hoping in a month or so, the scenery will be very different, and more colorful.
Seriously, outside of this park is a very busy street with thousands of cars passing by each day, and four blocks north is a major highway. Who would have thought such serenity exists in the middle of the bustling metropolitan area? One more reason to love America!
I love textures, and appreciate what nature gives us. I wish I have a macro lens to get more details of these textures. 😀
That’s it. We will come back again for another walk. The temperature will be in the 60s tomorrow. It would be an ideal weather for the boys to run and burn their energy.