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Autumn in Arkansas

Posted by on 20 October 2008

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!!

6 Responses to Autumn in Arkansas

  1. Laura

    It’s chilly here too and you know how easily I get cold. Sounds like you had a fun and educational trip. 🙂

  2. Elaine

    It was a great trip!! I love being able to pack up the books and go. Not to mention, the educational backyard.

    Blankies are my friends!! HAHA

  3. Debbie

    Mmm, I love fall and all the colors and curling up under blankies. Sounds like your field trip was more fun than the one I’m going on tomorrow.

  4. annettepiper

    This sounds quite idyllic!

  5. Tammy Warren

    Hey you. I am making my rounds again trying to get caught up. I am glad you had a great trip. I so love fall.

  6. Elaine

    We had a great time, Debbie!! It’s so awesome out there.

    Oh it is, Annette!! We love going out there at any time of the year!!

    Tammy, it’s great to see you stopping by. I know how much you have going on. We had a great trip and loved the fall weather. I’m sure it’s great where you are too!!

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