Notes: We recently discovered a small nature preserve about a mile or two from our house. What makes this one different are the MASSIVE granite formations (translation: REALLY BIG rocks!). Archeological digs in this area show Native American habitation going back thousands of years . In this dramatically overdeveloped area, this preserve is a small sanctuary of nature. We've already been there several times. The above photos were taken during a small walk last weekend. As usual, anytime I walk in the woods, I take many pictures of fungi. You know I am a BIG FAN of the fungi, especially those flowery ones that grow at the base of tree trunks. They are SO BEAUTIFUL! Sophie is amazingly good at finding nests and she finds many like the one in the bottom picture. I somehow got the idea that these are squirrel nests and I'm wondering if that's indeed true or if I just made that up in an attempt to sound like a smart mother. Feel free to pipe in!
Sometimes, because I am the family photographer, I get upset when I upload our photos because I am rarely in any of the pictures. Due to that and due to this article (a serious MUST READ for mothers with young ones), I am posting the below picture. It's the only one I could find that was taken within the last couple of weeks. No, I don't like how I look. But who cares. I still look happy and it's obvious I love my baby.