|View of our house from the main road (the dead tree on the left was cut up for firewood)|
The changing of the leaves is underway. We love our mountains, the awe-some beauty. Our fall registration for our homeschool co-op classes was yesterday. J will be taking a Zombie Apocalypse class and C will be taking a Day in the Life in Medieval Times class (We just finished our previous session where they both took a Lego Challenges class I facilitated). They had fun playing on the island with their friends and they found a baby snapping turtle. The kids were so excited! Too bad I don't know how to post pictures from my cell phone.
|Our beautiful maple tree in our front yard|
|View from our front yard|
|Leaf couple holding hands|
|Another leaf couple|
|Can you see me?|
~Our favorite insect books are:
Science Nature Guides: Insects
Eyewitness Books: Insects
Song of the Water Boatman
Fun with Nature Take-Along Guide
Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders
Peterson Field Guide: Insects
National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Insects and Spiders
|The woolybear caterpillar who is overwintering with us (he will turn into a Isabella tiger moth)|
joining the cecropia moth caterpillar already residing here. The boys do love insects!
|A type of ground beetle|
|Pregnant praying mantis|
|Fungi under one of our play stumps|
Edited to add: I forgot to mention the Tuesday movie night the boys had with Daddy and brothers from church. The men's group sponsored a showing of the movie Courageous, along with dinner. It was great for Mike and the boys to have a "boy's night". And I enjoyed my own "girl" time!