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A Winter Nature Walk

February 17, 2009

‘Tegenaria gigantea’ – The common house spider

We found this spider crawling across the pavement just as we were getting in the car; we carefully captured it for a short while to study it

An interesting looking tree

Daddy carrying happy little Micah

Nature boy Joel; ready for an adventure!

“Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life.”
Charlotte Mason

Beautiful snowdrops (Galanthus)

So pretty and delicate – yet so strong

“… these frail snowdrops that together cling,
And nod their helmets, smitten by the wing
… these frail snowdrops that together cling,
And nod their helmets, smitten by the wing
Of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by…”

On Seeing a Tuft of Snowdrops in a Storm by William Wordsworth

Green Mama!

We found a den made out of sticks; N & J just had to try it out!

“There is no part of a child’s education more important than that he should lay – by his own observation – a wide basis of facts towards scientific knowledge in the future.”
Charlotte Mason

Another facinating tree


A fallen tree that caught our eye

A small waterfall

I found trees really interesting today…

Ivy (Hedera helix), clinging to a tree

My beautiful family

“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”
Charlotte Mason

Washing wellies at the end of the walk!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2009 10:27 pm

    Just to say I love your blog – it’s good to know there are other like-minded women out there! I’m from the midlands (well Worcestershire) too.Wendy

  2. February 18, 2009 11:30 pm

    Hi Wendy – thanks for popping by!

  3. February 19, 2009 10:06 am

    What a lovely walk, Leah. Those tree roots are wonderful!Gorgeous pics of your family.LX

  4. February 19, 2009 6:28 pm

    Thanks Lynn – we had great fun!

  5. February 23, 2009 11:07 am

    Great photos! Love your little explorers 🙂 xx

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