Today marks exactly a year since we launched the kid/caregiver hikes that are now called Tales and Trails. Last year, at Breithaupt Park, it was a sunny, warm day - so warm that some children wore shorts. Today... a bit different. But the hardy folks who braved the unpredictable weather had a wonderful walk. We talked of spring flowers - snow drops - and seeds and bulbs and signs of spring around us.
On our hike, we saw some plants starting to grow, some trees that had fallen in winter storms, and found a great place to play: The Nest. Within minutes, The Nest became part nest / part pirate ship. The mast hoisted, cannon ready to fire...
Off to the side, a comfy birds' nest was constructed from soft fall leaves. In another tree, potential for a fairy house. It's truly amazing what we can find in the woods!
There was a bit of snow falling, and a bit of sun shining through. Oh spring, what a mixed up season you are!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play