Sharing Nature

P1150901One of the great joys of grandparenting  for me is sharing nature with my citified grandkids.

Everything is a marvel, whether ladybug or snake, thunder or campfire.

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One morning we found a bumblebee immobile with cold on great-Grandad’s marigold.  We carried it into the sunshine and watched as it slowly began to move its limbs, test it wings, creep about and at last  fly away. What wonder.

 

Then hand-in-hand the one grand-daughter and I walked up the road discovering wayside flowers—tiny insignificant things to every other passerby, but us.  We collected pictures.

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Another day we all took a trek into the scary bush and down to the stream.

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We found no bears, but there was a snake to hold.

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Rocks and water make a playground like no other…

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complete with balancing beam!

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And for baby there was moss…

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…and on another day—shivery water!P1160015

We had first campfires (scary!)

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We beached and sunbathed.

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And ate a little sand I suppose. P1160131

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And baby had his first watermelonP1160140

It’s a wonder-full thing sharing nature with the grandkids!

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–LS

Children’s children are the crown of old men (and women?!),
And the glory of children is their father.
Prov.17:6

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