15 June 2015

End-of-Year Hike



Josh’s Scout troop had their last meeting for the year last weekend.  It began with a hike in the morning at one of my favorite trails.  We’d been having some really hot days, but we got lucky that morning.  There was a gentle breeze and because there was plenty of shade along the trail, it was actually quite pleasant.  We stopped at a rock pool around noon. The kids had a blast.  The boys were splashing about, trying to catch fish and tadpoles.  The girls sat on the rocks, dipped their feet in the water, but pretty much stayed dry.  Not so the boys.  They were soaked!

Rock-pool-(1)

On the hike back to the school where they “camped” for the night, they spotted an injured butterfly along the trail and decided to “rescue” it.  They moved it off the path onto a grassy patch on the side, so that it would not get trampled on.

Injured-moth-(1)

18 COMMENTS:

eileeninmd said...

A wonderful outing and images. Love the butterfly shot! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Tamar SB said...

Looks like a fun outing!

Adam Jones said...

Love the butterfly shot.

klarafotar said...

The butterfly photo is absolutely gorgeous!

NC Sue said...

Looks like a lot of fun!
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abrianna said...

Glad they had fun and that they had compassion for the injured moth.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

looks like a very successful field trip. They look like they are just about into the "magic summer" which is what I call the summer between 6th and 7th grade.

Kim said...

Love the butterfly capture. The boys look like they had an amazing time!

Laura said...

Love, love love the child holding the butterfly so gently!

Jill Foley said...

i love those encounters with nature - interacting with butterflies and such...

Dominique Goh said...

Love your butterfly capture. So cool that Josh managed to go on a hike with his school mates.

Patrick weseman said...

The butterfly shot is one of the best.

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elizabeth said...

Beautiful!

jandi said...

lovely! looks like they had a blast! and compassion is SO important!

Sweet Pea said...

It looks like everyone had fun! The water looks very refreshing.
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Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Look like so much fun! Reminds me of a creek that was close to my childhood home.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Looks like a lot a fun, great natural texture in the rescued butterfly!

Lisa Kerner said...

Ah, sweet messy boys. You captured this so well with your words and the photos. Looks like a ton of fun.

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