Friday, June 24, 2011

A Squirrel and a Heart

This past Sunday, Father's Day, we went to Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.  The entrance fee is only $3 a family, and it's such a peaceful, beautiful place to visit.  We love seeing all the native plants and hearing the sounds of many birds.  Other animals make this refuge their home, too.  We saw a mink last fall, as well as a neat garter snake.  This visit, when we got to the observation deck near the twin barns, we found that "someone" was watching us!

picture taken by my 10-year-old daughter

picture taken by my 12-year-old son

picture taken by my 12-year-old son

And guess what was behind him?  Windchime pointed out the heart on this fence post!



At the end of our walk, we noticed this sign.  It's a good thing the squirrel didn't attack us. ;)

picture taken by my 12-year-old son

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4 comments:

  1. Very nice find indeed :D And the squrrel also had hearts in his fure <3 Your kids sure are good at finding hearts too . Wishing you a nice weekend :D

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  2. These are wonderful photos of the squirrel! (We like to call them "squirrely dudes" for fun. Those hearts are beautiful too - the bottom one looks like it could also be a butterfly! Windchime has a good eye for hearts!!!

    I noticed another heart - in the first picture, the light playing through the leaves makes a heart right above the squirrely dude's head!

    I love it that you are passing on this love of nature to your kids. I think you are awesome!!!

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  3. these are more than beautiful hearts.

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  4. Great shots of the squirrel and the hearts, your son got some great photos. I think the he squirrel might be a mama squirrel.

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