Nature Preserve


After eating Chinese Saturday evening the family and I went to a local nature preserve. Turkey vultures circling above the mountains and deer grazing in a small clearing were but two living creatures we'd seen before entering the preserve. The sun was shining and the breeze waxed gentle across our skin.

Our daughter took down a footpath with her bike beneath her while my husband and I went down another path to a small pond filled with frogs. There was a distinct comfort surrounding each of us as we parted. My husband went in search of archaeological finds as I snapped pictures of unsuspecting frogs.

Before evening closed its eyes on the last bits of daylight I was able to film two frogs mating and another sounding its chorus (check video in sidebar for the latter). Evening's eyelids are heavier now as we walk back along the earlier path. It's there our daughter sees her first bat flying in open sky.

12 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, nice and peaceful evening. Isn't nature just the BEST?

Naquillity said...

Tumblewords YES, nature is the best.

Kirigalpoththa said...

It is the best!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely, specially the perfect timing of the first bat

Coastcard said...

I so enjoyed this post, Naquillity. I looked for frogspawn at the weekend quite near Stonehenge, but failed to find it.

We saw our first bat of the season about a week ago. he must have been feeling brave as it's still chilly here...

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

How beautiful and special!!! Lovely post, dear. Love all your photos. Can visit more often now; been doing book promotions. :D Next one out on June 1st. Not too far away.

Hugs, JJ

Meri said...

These experiences are the building blocks of happy childhood memories. Great parenting!

Quiet Paths said...

Sounds so peaceful. It is neat you all have interests which take you outdoors. We had a chance to explore a new campground last week. It was empty because the season won't start until May but it had all been cleaned up - it was wonderful to walk there.

It's great to see you back in the blogging world.

Naquillity said...

quiet paths yeah, we try to get out when we can so we can explore and i can take pictures/ video. i've always enjoyed the outdoors. i'm pleased to be back blogging too. i missed being away.

Lynda Lehmann said...

It sounds wonderful. Each of you had your own interest, but you were sharing the moment and in harmony with nature and each other.

This is the best kind of day(or evening) to have!

lisaschaos said...

Sounds like lots of nature was around you! I bet it was lovely!

Gel said...

To share nature with her- building a special bond. (Plus, I've now answered that question I asked you in your current post.)