Sharing Nature

 It was bright and beautiful and 72 degrees.I wore a short sleeve t-shirt and lots of bug spray.  I packed the fillet knife and some Ziploc baggies. I stuck my book of edible plants in the bag too, just in case I came across anything interesting. I grabbed my rod and Primrose grabbed her favorite stick....more

Get Outside: 3 Activities To Relieve Stress

Did you know that nearly 84 million Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors? People are finding themselves disconnecting with the outdoors and, as a result, are becoming more overweight, depressed and stressed than usual! (After the jump: Suggestions on how to destress outdoors - plus proof on why they work.)...more

Camping Trip

Today I was severely chastised for not writing in my blog. I could lie and say I've been crazy busy but really I just got lazy. Oops. In my defense I instead spent time harassing Travis into posting pictures of his trip to Cordova instead. I promise next time I'll write about my Houston adventures, but I'll forget camping if I don't do it first!...more

Nature Playdate!

This weekend we did as those who have gone before us...We rode some ponies...    ...more

Stumbling Upon Effortless Joy on a Backyard Investigation

“I guess I am just not going to have an investigation today.” There was no guile, it was simply the youngest in the pack knowing when her sisters can’t be persuaded. She began to use one foot to nudge a Croc off by the sliding glass door. I set the dish towel down, turned the oven off and said, “You know what? I feel like investigating. Can you show me how?” ...more
Beautiful. It is often so hard to disconnect from our adult/parent tasks and just BE with our ...more

A Simple Way to Excite Young Scientists: Go on a "Specimen Tube Walk"!

   Captain had a blast with her test tubes today!...more
@Denise Thanks!  It is such an inexpensive, scientific, "life" kind of thing that is endless! ...more

Urban Hiking: My Kind of Roughing It

   I am not a camper nor would I describe myself as being outdoorsy. ...more
@Madtown Macs  I know what you mean. I'm really appreciative of all of our parks, playgrounds, ...more

Yurt Camping in a Snowy Spring

Here’s a question: Can it really be called winter camping if it takes place during March Break, and if our shelter of choice is a yurt instead of a tent? I’ve decided that since there was snow on the ground the answer is a big fat YES.I’ve uploaded a slew of photos to Flickr already (you can see them all right here), but I wanted to share one right here that summed up this wonderful new experience for me:...more

Trail of Tears

 Trail of Tears…This blog should most definitely come with with a warning sign: CAUTION- SUBJECT MATTER IS DUE TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME...more

Red Rock Overlook Hike in Pictures

I know I haven't written in nearly a week, and for that I am truly sorry.  I have tons and tons of ideas floating around in my head, many of which are in various stages of my writing process and sitting in Blogger waiting for me to get back at it.  I am also working on a guest post that will be showing up pretty soon......more