Saturday, September 29, 2007

Patapsco Valley State Park

We went for a hike to enjoy the fall colors.
Yellow Poplar Leaf

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, NPS

Kenilworth has been on our list of places to visit for a long time. Today, we finally made our way across town to see it. It was worth the trip! :)
Sun-touched Lotus Bloom

Lily Pad Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Kitten Rescue

We rescued four kittens today. They were born outside about five weeks ago. Their mother is a stray, but our neighbors have not seen her in several days. The kids have promised to help me take care of them. It is interesting that this should happen near the beginning of our Freshman year. We rescued several sets of cats and kittens the year we started first grade.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Black Hill Regional Park

We visited Black Hill today to talk with the volunteers at the visitor center about Monarch Butterflies. The nice lady took the time to show us the various kinds of milkweed they have available for the caterpillars, and she explained their habits and life cycle at great length for us. We took a number of pictures of them, and of other flowers and even some frogs.
Monarch Caterpillar on African Milkweed

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Pennyfield Lock

We went for a beautiful hike today along the C&O Canal starting at Pennyfiled Lock. Everything was green and beautiful. We saw a Green Heron, multiple deer, and some very interesting looking insects.
More Reflections on the Canal

Deer Across the Canal