Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Morning at The River

There's something new every time we go down to the river.  It's such a joy to be able to stay back and let the boys have some independence in a wild space.  

The water was way down which I prefer because I can worry less.  After a lot of rain, the water can get quite high and the current very fast.  Here, it only gets about 2 feet deep all the way across the river.

These boy's most valuable tool:  A net.  We've learned the difference between a good net and a bad one.

Our neighbor is especially talented at catching things and netted this baby snapper...

It looked just like a mini dinosaur...

You can see the reflection of the road on this beetle's back (lower right side).  Amazing...

Also, Matthew caught a mourning cloak butterfly.  No picture because the camera died, but he was very proud.

1 comment:

  1. Was the butterfly in mourning for your dead camera?

    Also, true story, turtles evolved from dinosaurs (note, is not a true story).