Evidence of the recent prolonged heavy downpour: lots of fast flowing water at exceptionally high levels.
Can you hear it?
Where there has been much water in the forest, there will be a lot of mud on the trails. And sure there was a lot of walking through squelchy mud.
Along the paths, there were a number of evidence of the recent storm: trees blown over by the high winds or struck by lightning.
All the mud, water, bare branches, and the wintry light formed rather unique pictures of the forest.
The birds were especially chirpy on that day. Probably they were also glad for the respite from wind and rain.
Have I mentioned about the amount of rain we have had around here lately?
Despite having to sit with our calves half submerged in water (that has never happened before!) and going home covered in mud (only the boys, not me), it was good to be back in nature again!
This post is linked up to:
- Nature Study Monday: Squashing Discoveries NSM!
- Hip Homeschool Hop (2/18/2014)
- Collage Friday - Flip Flops and Challenge on Winter Break
- Entertaining and Educational: National Engineer's Week
- Weekly Wrap-up: The One with the Cheek Cells
- Country Kids from Combe Mill
- Homeschool Mother's Journal (2/22/14)