Take to the Woods

This past weekend, along with our bee action, Toots had a friend that stayed the night.  It wasn't long before the girls announced they were, "bored", and so we took to the woods. 



The creek is more like it. 


Where they looked for pottery shards....



fish and crawdads.  


They wanted to check out the cave, but only the dogs get to peek inside. 


The Deerslayer soon turned up in the woods, trying to give the girls a little scare.  


Next came the mud....


then my canine friend and I decided to call it a day. 


"I've always thought anyone can make money.  Making a life worth living, that's the real test." 

Robert Fulghum
American essayist


Comments

  1. love the last shot. great quote. (:

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  2. Hi Michelle,wow,the woods look beautiful,so green,great shots. The kids must of had a blast as the dogs,good times had by all!!!!Blessings Francine.

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  3. What a wonderful place to explore and enjoy nature. The girls looked like they had a blast. Of course the dogs like a good romp too.

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  4. I think I would have to take to the woods "daily" with that beauty so close to you!!

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  5. What a wonderful way to spend the day!! Good for you, dropping things and heading to the woods.

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  6. This is great family fun!! So glad you all had a great time...Can I be jealous for just a moment of your neck of the woods? Love the stream!
    Enjoy a great day!

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  7. Your area looks so green. I wish mine would hurry up and look more like spring. :)

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  8. What a lovely neck of the woods! I would love to accompany you there some day.
    The greenery and your narration are captivating as is the quote.
    Have a lovely week Michelle:)

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  9. "Making a life worth living, that's the real test." .

    .. and true riches!

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  10. awesome! nothing better than getting out into the woods/creeks, exploring and getting dirty!

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  11. The imprint of investigating nature when young will last through their life-time. What an adventure the girls had. -- barbara

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  12. So much like my kids and their friends used to do when they where younger! You were wise to leave when the mud balls came out!!

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  13. Great woods, great kids, great fun! And it looks like summer is just around the corner where you are.

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  14. I would have enjoyed that immensely. Reminded me of my childhood, thank you!

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  15. You got quite a crowd at last... Love the quote of the day!

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  16. I'd get out of there too before that mud started flying! - So nice to have a serene setting like that close by. xo

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  17. Wow, what wonderful waterfalls and creek! Are those on your property? What a GREAT place for kids to explore! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. What an awesome day out with the kiddies!!!! I hope to do some more burning back in our woods this weekend... Not sure if the weather will cooperate. That little cave looks very intriguing! Do the kids ever go spelunking in it? Or just the dog?

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  19. What fun!! Great pictures...wonderful memories...what could be better!!

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  20. Love outdoor adventure....and im stealing that quote! ;)

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  21. Looks like a fun day.. you must live in Ky with that UK shirt.. I live in northern kentucky.
    Bristol

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  22. A wonderful post to read... many thanks for sharing .

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  23. I LOVE the creek! I wish it was behind my house. I'd spend every afternoon there.

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  24. Looks like a fun time! I'd love to have those woods in my back yard...

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  25. This probably seems like a normal, nothing special day to you, but you and your kids actually live in a paradise that not many kids today get to experience. Treasure it!

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  26. Teresa - This is located on our farm. We are very fortunate!

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  27. This must have been fun! There is so much to explore in your woods, and they look nice and cool.

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  28. Those older brothers trying to scare sisters! We have the same at our house. Fantastic pictures and your quote matches up perfectly. It is about living the life worth living and not the money.

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  29. Love the crik! Aren't tweenage girls such fun? I love to listen to their chatter when my oldest grand comes round with her friends.

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  30. Becoming one with nature is a great cure for boredom. :)

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  31. I love your remedy to "being bored." Much better than a trip to the mall. :)

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  32. Just stumbled across your blog today and had to say hi. Your photos are beyond beautiful! Makes my heart skip beats... :)

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  33. enjoy my first visit to your blog !
    anni

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  34. playing in the creek is TIP TOP fun!!!!

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  35. Hi Toots
    Looks like you and your friend had a good time, did you find any gold :)
    Have a good week
    See yea George xxx

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  36. What a fun exploration! :) I love going for walks with my children and I'm thankful they still (usually) want to go with me. :)

    Spring is here and I love it!

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  37. Just wanted to tell you that ONE DAY your daughter is going to be so grateful for all of your photos. My daughter is 27 years old now, and the pics I took of her with her friends are such treasures now.

    Your little girl is blessed to have a mom who takes pictures.

    And from the look of those pictures, it seems that you guys had HIGH ADVENTURE and a wonderful time. Lolol

    I am happy for you!

    In Him,
    Grace

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  38. Its days just like this one, that makes it all worth it. Awesome. I crave days like that~

    Velva

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  39. I love your quote . . . I actually just love quotes - period! What great photos, it looks like the girls had lots of fun!

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  40. what fun...brothers just can't help themselves...

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