In my family, we have started a tradition of nature walks as a family after Sunday Mass. This is a wonderful treat for the girls, as Daddy knows lots about nature, having grown up in the mountains of El Salvador. Something happens to Francisco out there in nature which is fascinating to watch, and the girls are drawn by his excitement at discovering a snapping turtle sunning himself in the pond, of evidence of a herd of deer.
We enjoyed the great variety of wildflowers in this preserve; here are the daisies which blanketed the meadow. Unfortunately, my camera batteries wore out, so I'll try and get back for those gorgeous purple lupines next week.