October 20, 2011 by Knitn' Green
Trying to get out of the house with the Monkeys to discover and enjoy the wonder of our Western New York seasons seems next to impossible some days, between busy schedules and typical fall weather.
and then on others I find we have nothing but spare time to just be lazy and observe, be quiet (or as quiet as Monkey Boy can) and meditate on Mother Nature’s pallet.
We couldn’t believe how quiet the County park was on the day we were there. Hardly a bird made a peep and not an animal wanted to be spied. The Monkeys and I were most disappointed. However, I explained that when you tramp though
the forest like a pack of wild hyenas screaming in pursuit of prey, usually they will burrow like mad to hide or move to the next state! Perhaps next time we will try to practice our stalking skills.
I was sure we might see something at one of the ponds….
Monkey Boy was reporting a non-moving frog. I tried to explain that it was probably dead versus floating really still, but you try arguing with a seven-year old who is dead set on poking a frog with a stick. (yes! there was a pun used!)
but I just kept snapping pictures of fungi instead… much more exciting!
The hiking Monkeys with collection bags, water bottles, binoculars, and sketch pads in tow. Now that’s my kind of walk in the woods!