I don't remember ever seeing this bush before. It was covered with these lovely reddish pink flowers.After a little while I asked the boys to explore and find two interesting things for me to take a picture of. This isn't something that I normally do, but they weren't really connecting at all with what they were seeing. I'm not sure why that was but the task definitely helped to get them going.
Here is one of Tigger's finds. He found a sweet gum seed locked into a snowy ice pack.
Pooh picked up a sweet gum seed pod too (they were all over the place) and asked me to come to this tree stump he found.
I then suggested that we hunt for tracks in the snow that was still all under the trees. I was surprised that we actually found some! I'm not good at tracks yet so this is just guessing right now:
Raccoon? (Edited: After looking thru a tracking book it's not a raccoon. I think it may be in the rodent family but with this picture it's just too hard to tell.)
After that it was time for some serious fooling around.
After all, boys must be boys.
I think we were out there for about two hours in case you're wondering. The longer we were out there the more natural our explorations were. I like ending on a positive note. It helps them have a happy memory of what we do. There weren't any notebook entries this time around. Hopefully, we'll be able to get those pulled out again soon.