Monday, September 17, 2012
We spent the last day before school started at Huntley Meadows, one of our absolute favorite places to explore. We picked an incredible time to go - snakes, turtles, and frogs were everywhere, more than I've ever seen there before, and a huge beaver dam sits right off the boardwalk. Before we left, F made a scavenger hunt list and we found almost everything on her list (four leaf clovers proved tricky, especially in a wetland, and we didn't spot any deer).
For those of you who have visited before, you walk approximately a half mile through a beautiful and stroller-friendly path to arrive at a huge boardwalk through wetlands. Usually this boardwalk takes you through a huge pond, full of geese and egrets, but this summer the pond dried up, leaving behind a vast green meadow. Sort of crazy to see a whole body of water just disappear. Sort of disorientating. But, as always, the wetlands as a whole are beautiful.
Anyways, if you're looking for something to do this week/weekend, I highly suggest a trip to Huntley Meadows, as you're sure to see something new and exciting. (For past posts on Huntley and for a chance to view the wetlands in different seasons, click here).
*These photos of the paralympics are both amazing and inspiring.
*50,000 toys become art.
*Jessica Snow. I really her work.
*This photography exhibition at George Mason looks fantastic. More images are on the website here.