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Nature Photos, by Matthew

As a sort of summer assignment, I’ve given my camera to Matthew in the mornings with the instructions to go find something beautiful or interesting in nature (otherwise it might be a basketball or the swimming pool) and try to take a really good picture of it.  He has really enjoyed exploring the backyard this way.

A few of his photos…

A perfect, enormous spider web on his swingset

A perfect, enormous spider web on his swingset

 

Jenny Wren on the fence

Jenny Wren on the fence

 

Jenny Wren in flight (Matthew thought this was so cool.) :)

Jenny Wren in flight (Matthew thought this was so cool.) 🙂

 

New acorn just beginning to form.

New acorn just beginning to form.

 

Red honeysuckle berries.  A little blurry. :)

Red honeysuckle berries. A little blurry. 🙂

 

It occurs to me that sending him out to find something specific might be fun to do this school year.  We will be learning (reviewing, really) directions as part of our geography lessons.  Wouldn’t it be fun to hand him a compass and instructions that say something like, “Find a green acorn on the oak tree in the northwest corner of the backyard.”?  Hm.  Definitely will need to consider this!  A treasure hunt, nature lesson starter, and compass practice all at once! 🙂

Enjoy these last lazy days of summer.  We are trying to soak them in.

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