Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Building a Fire on a Windy Eve

I use to live near the ocean and my friends and I would have beach bonfires. Our jackets would smell like a summer campfire for days and days afterward. It is a nice smell. While on the island at my friends cabin, we tried to build a campfire. It was too windy. Fires on windy days can be a dangerous prospect!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Little Grave Yard Nestled at the Foot of a Forest

I love looking at super old graveyards. The headstones are deteriorating but still beautiful. And the names! I love the old fashioned names. I did not see any ghosts at this graveyard.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Windmill at the Shore

When I was little and went on road trips with my parents, I always looked forward to the Windmills. There are stretches of the highway were a car passenger can see hundreds of windmills whirling away. In these pictures we were geocaching. My favorite part of geocaching is taking photographs of the scenery.

I recently checked out an awesome book from the library called 'Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide To Everything On Earth." It is published by Smithsonian. It is stock full of photographs of all sorts of plants and animals and other natural wonders. One animal I learned about that I have never heard of before is the raccoon dog. It is a dog that looks super similar to a raccoon. Their faces are remarkably similar. The racoons dogs body is different- fat with stubby legs. They are dogs in the sense that a fox is a dog, not like a golden retriever. But unlike the fox, they hibernate. They also climb trees! The raccoon dog reminds me of a mystical animal that would make appearances in a persons dream.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Forest Path Leads to the Highest Point

I love wandering around in the forest. I wish I could build a tree house and live in the forest. I would keep my eye out for big foot.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

On The Road To An Island

There are always interesting things to see on road trips, no matter how short.Sometimes I wish I could get out of the car to explore the old barns and whatnot.