Palo Alto Tender Tracks Thurs. Dec.6, 2012
Waning Gibbeous Moon
Pichetti Open Space Preserve
Giselle came but then it seemed best, with her strong cough, to stay home. Aoife struggled a bit with this yet with kind love, from all, she found her way through it and appeared to have a far better day because of it. The day went so sweetly as we gathered inside and took stock of the troubles that were had on Tuesday, made some agreements, carried on with playfully handing out stuffies and moving forth into the days unknown adventures.
When we got there the Persimmon tree that we saw a few weeks ago still held many of its radiant and beautiful persimmons but, they were too hight to get!!!! However, we found some on the ground and my hope is that they will become perfectly ripe soon and I will make them some delicious persimmon/banana pudding for a snack. They quickly found the Peacock whose gorgeous tail feathers were growing in well along with a chicken and a rooster. The children followed them until the Peacock outsmarted them and went into places where they just could not follow. Then, down the trail we went and what did we hear and see that we did not last time we were here? WATER!!!!! It was flowing in the creeks so the question was, “Will there be any water in the pond that we are going to?” On our journey there we found a great many tracks of animals, trucks, our own and then when we got to the pond, Oh No, NO WATER!!!! How could this be? However, immediately we all found in different areas lots of California Newts.
We played a great deal of teams hiding and seeking one to the other and then I brought them all up to this beautiful grove above us. Taz got cold so he, Audrey and Kaden went down so he could get his shoes on and some more clothes. The rest of us went exploring and discovered a “secret trail” that brought us back around to the trail that takes us to the pond. While we were doing that Audrey, Taz and Kaden ate some more. We decided to sneek up on them but when they heard us coming they wanted to sneek up on us. The children with me all started walking as silently as foxes. They were amazing as they were so quiet trying to sneek up on them. But then we saw Taz and Kaden, they saw us, they hid, we sneeked, we came up on them, they hid and we JUMPED out at them and they JUMPED out at us and we all had a good laugh and a good story about how we were all sneeking up on each other.
We had to pack up soon after that and we made our way down. But oh dear, some of the early morning agreements got a bit lost and so there was some aid with bringing order back to chaos. Still more room for growth here!
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