After tons of research, I finally decided what to plant in our yard to attract butterflies. As you may know, we’ve been creating a backyard wildlife habit, following the guidelines set forth by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). My first goal in creating our butterfly garden was to add plants to our yard that willContinue reading “Bring on the Butterflies…”
The grasses on the hill behind our home are beginning to dry out. That means it’s weed abatement time. We live in fire country, and it’s required that all flammable and combustible growth within thirty feet of our home must be removed each spring. I completely understand the necessity of this requirement, but it makesContinue reading “The Hill Before Weed Abatement”
One of these days, I’ll remember that finger painting really should be done outside….
I enjoyed getting out for some much-needed solo-time in nature today. I didn’t feel like driving anywhere, so I simply hiked into the hills behind our home. Bliss! And I had fun playing with my camera… Dublin Hills Regional Park
At this time of year (Spring), the turkeys are all over around here. We hear them when we go on hikes, we see them when we’re driving around, and we hear them from our home. We have one, though, who visits us each day. She jumps (can we call it flying?) up onto our backyardContinue reading “Turkey on the Fence”
Getting outside every day is a necessity for me, both for my physical and emotional health. I begin to feel a little, well, off when I’ve been inside too long, and I’ve noticed my son is the same way. I can get sucked into staying in the house as easily as the next mom, lettingContinue reading “Outside Play, Every Day”