While at the park today for Adrian’s Science Class, the bird feeder was a major distraction.Â The birds and squirrels were very active this morning. The kids even got to see a Red Tailed Hawk close by.
This morning we watched four Monarchs emerge from their chrysalises.Â It is so amazing seeing how God created them.Â We have enjoyed watching their transformation from egg to butterfly many times, but we still ignore everything to watch them form chrysalises and emerge as butterflies.Â My God is so very good!
This year, Oma is giving us most of our managerie. There is construction down our road and it seems to have destroyed the Monarchs habitat.Â Out of the thirty something caterpillers we have, only two have been from our road. The remaining are from Oma’s three plants!
Yesterday, Pastor was talking about taking time to see God.Â He does so much and his evidence is all around us. I love watching the caterpillers grow and change. Observing them change from a caterpillar to a chrysalis is cool.Â But watching them emerge from their chrysalis is better.
Only God can change a tiny egg into a beautiful butterfly!
While the kids and I got to go exploring, Allan was stuck in a classroom learning more about designing on computers. We often wished he could be with us and we knew he would have enjoyed the hike very much.
Our trip started out interesting. There was a little girl off on a boardwalk crying. It turns out she was lost. She was mad at her parents and took off running and then could not find them again. We walked with her up the path until she found her sister and she was taken to her parents.
We went back down to see the cave and Mark found a little one. We also discovered a lot of poison ivy! Adrian picked some and God protected him from getting a rash.
We walked to the the Natural Bridge which was bigger than I thought. We ate lunch there, admired the scenery and talked about how far we walked. We decided to go to the scenic overlook to see the “whole” bridge.
Mark spotted the balancing rock on the way back or we would have passed right by. A little further, Mark found a bigger cave that was boarded over. He tried to look inside but it was too dark.
More water and snacky food would have made the walk better, but everyone did a great job hiking. The kids spotted two different types of lizards and some huge dragonflies.