Saturday, April 24, 2010

A walk in the storm

It is terribly nasty looking outside today.  We took advantage of a break in the rain to take a walk to the pond.

They poked around in the grass looking for critters while I ran back to the house to get my camera.  I can't not take pictures on a walk to the pond (you never know what you might see).
Everyone was extremely cautious with every step in the tall grass.  We now know there are lots of snakes out here.

The sky over the pasture was eerily beautiful.

We were delighted to see this in the next pasture, running as fast as they could to get away from us.

Look closely and you'll see 5 little goslings running after their momma.  (and one big, bad daddy looking after them)

We saw lots of tadpoles.  We are planning on going back later to catch some and raise them.  I think that will be so cool to watch them turn into frogs.

On walks, we always have a cat or two following us.  I'm not sure why.  They just tag along.  I took a picture of Fluffy and was surprised when I came home and looked at the pictures.

Look closer...

Is that not the biggest frog ever. What is the best way to catch a frog?  I bet he has seriously meaty legs.  Just kidding. 

We saw a beautiful red-winged blackbird.  

And my little Daisy scout found a daisy.

Then it started pouring, and we ran home.

The End.


  1. Stacey, we had some rain but not so bad storms on our side of the mountain in Alabama Saturday, so I was out digging in the rain-softened ground, working on the path to the chicken pen. Didn't make photos but I have sore muscles to show for it, does that count?!


    the organized homestead

  2. That is a BIG frog...ewww frog legs!

    We have spent every moment that it hasn't been raining (which it has been incessantly!) We have had those same dark skies!

    What a fun time...glad you took your camera.

    Here with my weekly reminder of your link party going on over at the kinderGARDENS contest. Anytime between now and next Wednesday you can share any post you have pertaining to gardening with kiddos!

    Have a super day, Kim