Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fairy and Gnome Home Builders

The Green Hour group is always up for an outside adventure. On September tenth we decided to take a walk to the playground off the bike trail. It has a lot of rocks and sticks for building gnome and fairy houses. We met by Leah's Cakery and what should have been a two minute walk to the playground took about twenty. That is because we looked for bugs along the way and made a list. We found four different spiders, bees, wasps, ants, a snail, and water bugs. They were found on the ground, on trees, by and in puddles. When we got to the playground the children played on the equipment for a bit but the real draw was building houses. Soon they were all very busy building. Take a look at their creations. At the end the fairy camp was moved to the stick and leaf home. Wonderful collaboration!
Stone,bark, leaf, and stick construction

Proud Builder

Proud Builder Assistant

Fairy Campground Underway

Stick, leaf construction

Complete with Landscaping

Campground Complete

Acorn Toilet

Creative Builders

Monday, September 1, 2014

Gazing Hummer

I was photographing the Carolina Wrens that are nesting in my yard when I caught this hummingbird looking at the gazing ball!