Nareya was off visiting family far away today yet her dear friend and Mommy came to play with us. Aurora and her Mommy and sister joined us as well so, we were a full house.
When we got to Pichetti we had our circle right there outside the bus before we made the long journey to the pond. I was going to tell a different story but Bosch noticed in the Morning that he had a red shirt on and I had a blue one on. I had a beautiful book with me about how the colors and the Rainbow first came to the world and it seemed perfect to read to them. And that is what I did. We had circle, songs and this beautiful story about colors. The rest of the day we were able to look for colors all around. However, the rest of the day the children were so busy noticing all the wonders of the amphibian world around us.
When we got to the pond from our grand hike there we came upon LOT’S of California Newts! But for me, the grandest, was finding the Frog. Our new friend Fionna along with Emme, were looking under neath some logs. I saw lot’s of newts but she kept saying there’s one, two three four frogs! I thought, no, those are just newts but, sure enough, THERE WERE FROGS! We caught one several times. It was about as big as the palm of their hands. Emme was REALLY into it and by the time we had to let it go in order to leave for the day she gave it a BIG kiss and let it go. She, Eric, and Fionna in particular, really, really loved this frog. The rest of the children came over and had such a good time with it. Especially when it would jump, jump , jump away!!!
Aurora’s Mommy found dried eggs and we found no water in the pond. There were a great many galls that we played baseball with,well actually Aurora’s Mommy and I played baseball with, exploring under all sorts of logs and rocks, climbing and just so much fun in this incredible and beautifuul place. Earlier, along the path we were tracking the horse tracks and finding some very interesting horse shoe tracks. There was one horse shoe that I have never seen before.
The bird sounds were all around us with Spring exuberance and Life was rich with it’s annual vibrancy.