I know these beautiful fall mornings won't last forever - so we need to take advantage of them while we can.
We usually begin school at 8:00 AM - but around 7:30 AM I decided that a walk to a far-away park would have to take place first. When I say far-away park, I'm speaking in relative terms...it's a park we've driven to many times, have biked to as well - but have not walked there.
We did find some interesting treasures on our walk...a king, a ring, and a prickly thing.
THE KING. "King" is the name of this GIANT caterpillar the girl found. She has a thing for caterpillars. I have never seen such a huge caterpillar before. The girl was somewhat convinced that she had stumbled upon a new "breed", heretofore unknown. He seemed partially dead...and being dropped a few times on the way home, may hasten his demise, but the girl was intent on bringing him home dead or alive. The kids decided to name him King (b/c he is so large). Well that was until they decided his name should be Caliber (as in bullets...the boy came up with that name). The girl said when she touched him, he felt scaly.
THE RING. A diamond studded, gold ring was found on the sidewalk on the way to the park. It is actually very ugly...the photo doesn't show the "diamonds"but they are there. Most likely fake. It would have to be fake because I would never find a real diamond studded, gold ring that I could sell on eBay for thousands of dollars. Fun to find anyway. The boy said "Well what if you just assumed it was real (his rationale) and said it was gold and diamonds and sold it." I told him that would be dishonest.
THE PRICKLY THING. Just a purple thistle that the girl was willing to risk physical injury, in order to obtain. It is pretty.