Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Sunday walk....

For the past few days the kids have been hard at work in the woods. For the last two days they have been raking leaves from the creek, cutting back thistle and cleaning up the branches from a fallen tree. They tell us they found a little water fall, a creek filled with rocks, and even a secret fort. We have not been allowed to travel back to see this secret place until today. Would you like to travel along with us?

Grab a pair of boots, they will be needed for this adventure!

We will head out towards the woods....

Cross the log bridge and follow path towards the large tree.

Stay to the left of the large tree and continue straight on the path.

Pass by the skunk cabbage patch on your left.

Continue staight towards creek number two.

Hop over creek number two!
We stopped and listened to the "water fall" running down to the creek.
The kids told us this creek was not running and
needed to have the leaves cleaned out and the rocks moved to the side!

Almost there...
(do you spy Lily and Lil Tony in the picture)

We have reached the secret resting place!
Apparently Dad was in on this secret and carried the logs out today.

They have already planned a picnic lunch here for next
Sunday with some friends!

No rest for the weary on this trip...
Hop over the log and head towards the creek again.

The kids favorite part of the walk...
Time to hop in the creek!!
The thistle is too thick to walk on land...

We have made it to "rock creek"
The water seems to pop out of the ground and flow down
toward the other creek....
Nature is beautiful....

Here is where the creek we were walking in meets with
the rock creek.

Lets head back home....
Through another creek and up and over its bank towards the field.


We'll walk along the tree line through the field home....



Almost home....

Over one more bridge....

And we are home....


Thanks for walking along with us!

13 comments:

alison said...

what beautiful scenery you have at your doorstep...and not one, but two creeks! thanks for taking me along with.

blessings,

alison

stephanie said...

Tony looks like he is fishing from the second floor of the garage. You should install a zip line from there to the nearest tree! Wouldn't that be fun!

Sandy said...

I raised my two older children in Central Illinois and we went for such walks.. how I miss them. You are giving the children such good memories.... wonderful area you live!
Sandy

Karen said...

I loved wondering through the woods, weekend after weekend. Ahh the forts we built, deers we startled and creeks we stomped through! Thanks for taking me with you today!

dee dee said...

Wendy,
How beautiful! Love the woods, creeks and fun boots! (I'm looking for a pair of my own) It is great to see that the kids have embraced this dream too! You are so blessed! So glad that I was invited along for the walk today!
God bless you my friend!
Dee Dee

Paula said...

I loved seeing your beautiful photos. I grew up playing in the woods and in the creek. You are helping to make great memories for your kids.

Is that red barn yours? Love it!

Christine said...

I felt like a kid again, adventuring out with you into the woods.

Great post and great playground!

Jane Doe said...

Looks like fun!

Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

What a nice walk, thanks for sharing, Wendy.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a wonderful walk Wendy. I can only imagine all the beauty you will see this Spring. It looks so pretty already!

learn oil painting said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! You have a gorgeous scene to wake up to. Love the pretty creek!

Gallamore West said...

Beautiful! What a fun place for kids to grow up :)

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