Tender Tracks Tues. Day 15

November 1, 2016
Lake Lagunitas
Waxing Crescent Moon

Skylar, Jesse and Jake were absent today.
The night before it poured rain and this day it was sunny, warm and so very comfortable. Michelle and her children met us at Peri park and we all drove up together. The ride was predominantly quiet, still and peaceful. The rest of the day rode on those beginnings.

We started our day at our “witches brew” spot. Kai found a long beautiful feather at his “fairy house” that he made at his Monday “Pup Pack” nature school. ( His Mom’s!!:), Vilda”
We all went over to see it and it was beautiful with a very glorious roof and a little swing on the side as well. The children loved it. They all played for quite a while completely content in the area exploring, listening to the frogs, finding rocks, sticks, building materials and Madrone berries that were mostly ripe for the eating.

Circle time came and there we let go of most of our songs to let in new songs for the new season and time of year that we are in. Three songs came that were about Squirrels, Leaves gently falling from trees and leaves falling into the water to come “home never more.” These are soft, gentle and teaching songs that they all took to beautifully. Before these though we sang our bi monthly Moon song as the Moon was in it’s New Moon Phase on Sunday. We call it Her blanket being pulled up completely over her head.

The story today was about how Trilly Trully and Trippy Troopy. When they went out side they saw that there were so many animals getting ready for winter. They were huddling up in the rain and looking harder for their food. Trilly Trully and Trippy Troppy decided to bring their pumpkins to a place where no people would find them but only the bugs, squirrels, raccoons and birds to eat if they wanted.

And, can you guess what we did today??? Yes, at some point the girls who made one pumpkin last week and the boys who carved the other eventually found beautiful places to leave for the animals. We will go check on them when we get together on Thursday and see what we discover.

After snack there was more playing in the area. Then, it was time to head off to find our Madrone berries that we have been waiting and waiting for them to ripen and, to find their pumpkins a place to leave for the animals. Down the trail we went and what was found? Puddles!!! This was Ruby and Isabella’s highlight for the day. They found a puddle and played in it for a good hour. When they came in for lunch they were wet, wet, wet little Happy, happy, happy girls. Eddie played with them for awhile then came in with Michelle’s children, and I. Eland tried to catch a lizard we were watching and the lizard got scared and dropped it’s tail. We watched the tail wiggle and the lizard rest for quite a while. Archer was in delight climbing a nearby tree and Kuba and Kai were having so much fun most of the day together building and playing.

After lunch Eland and Archer went searching near us and found a large spool and tire. They played with these rolling them down the hill. Archer went off on his own with the spool and he was just in heaven most of the day with these and playing near the water.

After that we decided to spend the last bit of our time down by the water. This place that we go to is so very, very peaceful. The children had a GREAT time catching their “fish”/the lake plants. Kuba and Kai went searching searching for a great place for their pumpkin. Archer was fine that they did that because he was VERY happy playing at the water. Earlier Eddie and I found a place for the girls pumpkin and Ruby and Isabella were fine with that.

It was a most gentle, sunny, warm and easy day, the day after All Hallows Eve no less!!!

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