Lately, I've been taking my wee Bloom to the park several mornings a week. There is so much to see and do -- a sandbox filled with buckets, shovels and busy toddlers, a slide structure covered with climbing toddlers, a grassy area full of toddlers dashing about carrying and kicking brightly colored balls. You get the picture. It's been a while since we headed out the back door to explore our very own backyard.
This peaceful morning we filled our hands with pine cones and fronds of pine needles. We filled our pockets with treasures... acorns, feathers, an abandoned snail shell, some tiny twigs and a few small pebbles. We did not fill our pockets with spiders. We left those outside.