We have been visiting this nearby sanctuary for many years now. While I could have taken the girls to parks, nature walks, and outdoors more than I have, I look to the present and ahead, and I am grateful of what we have.
I could complain for hours about Houston, a city without curves to walk, with minimal and not efficient public transport, where you have to go everywhere by car. And I will miss the blessings of places like this sanctuary, immersed in the middle of houses and roads, a charming place at any season.
The weather was idyllic, the girls enjoyed every single second. I remembered Children of the New Forest and Hunger Games, and I was trying to walk without making noise. I don’t know if I would pass a true hunter’s test, but, with my soft sole boots, I was pretty noiseless… or that compared to my chimpees, aka, my girls.
Isn’t it quite unbelievable this is in the middle of Houston’s buzz and fuss?
I am in love with tree stumps.
Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!
Our friend, the turtle, basking in the Houstonian sun.
We listened and spotted different birds, a woodpecker, and saw a female robin. Thanks to our friend in the Ambleside Forum who, after our last month Tea Challenge, has invited us to take this Outdoor Challenge and go out with our children.
I did not take pictures of our drawings today, but I have past drawings to show you.
Above is my 7 years old drawing of our Narcissus flower.
Above you can see my 9 years old daughter drawings.
Lastly, those you see to the right, are mine.