Little man brought home a succulent a while back and they are so fun to plant that we got a few more.
Little miss was all about the flowers so we grabbed a few of those as well.
Litle man even got a few venus fly traps. I've never had a fly trap before - what is it with things in my house eating bugs??? - and it's a little high-maintenance... I'm hoping we can keep it alive.
I had a helluva time trying to find regular perlite to use for the fly traps so a trip was made to visit our friend Pejo who has a greenhouse down in Fairfield, IA. P's place is a wonderland, and the minions wasted no time exploring. Little man found a plethora of little tadpoles.
I love finding natural lace...
Before we went on a mushroom hunt, I explored the area.
Here's the snake that I almost stepped on. Good times ;)
P took us out in the woods along a nearby trail to hunt for mushrooms. We didn't find any - most likely because we were with him ;) I took more photos during our jaunt.
Little man was on a quest to nab a frog.
He came up empty handed. Little miss even helped out - trying to move them towards little man when they were closer to the water.
I just loved how the light played with the leaves and tree limbs.
If you look closely, you can see the owl that swooped up and settled on the branch in this picture.
You know me and fungus.... I can't seem to help myself!
I think the only thing "caught" during our walk was an inchworm that we then let go.
Gotta love it when your boots get stuck in the mud ;)
Back at the house, little man finally had some success!
Now that catching a frog was taken care of, he set out to create waterslides and volcanos in the sand.
P showed me his hosta garden - so many cool varieties and in one corner I found my favorite flower. Growing up, I had a bunch of these planted under my bedroom window and the smell when the windows were open was fantastic! I need to get some planted around our house.
Such a lovely day.
Thanks, P and T, for letting us hang out with you guys! We'll do it again soon, I hope :)