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Daily Archives: 20 October 2008

Autumn in Arkansas

Kiddo and I decided at the last minute to go out to Arkansas this past weekend.  We kept talking about how we wouldn’t have to get Edward from school and how much we enjoy this time of the year out there.  The trees are usually such beautiful colors.  There’s nothing like it!!  So, we packed our bags and headed out.

Being at my parents house is like a science experiment of life.  Their land is full of things to explore and discover.  On this trip, K found 3 bird skulls.  Each of them came from a different type of bird.  One of them is even complete with the teeth still attached.  This is hard to find because they fall out so easily, especially when it starts to breakdown.  She also found the skelaton of a squirrel.  She kept a couple of the vertebret and a complete leg.  I’m going to put it out in the sun to dry it out.

I asked K to go with grandpa and find some rocks in the driveway.  I wanted about 12 samples of different rocks.  They should have had different textures, colors and so on.  I ended up bringing home about 50 different rocks.  Talk about some added weight!!  Some of them we’ll just put in K’s rock polisher, but others will be chipped and examined under the micorscope.  They’ll be used for an upcoming lesson on rocks and minerals and there’s no doubt that we have enough specimens!!

The trees were in full color up on the mountain.  It was cool on the land, but it got mighty cold up in the high elevations.  It was what just was needed to get the leaves turning colors.  I snapped some pictures, but there’s no telling how they turned out.  I hope I was able to pick up some of the beautiful colors. 

With that, I’m off.  It’s time to curl up under the blankies and get a good night’s sleep!!

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