Our poke plant, which we found growing down by our large pond and is also called poke sallet and although toxic, there is a method to cooking the new leafs earlier in year that is suppose to be similar to spinach - we're researching using what grows native and hope to try this next year.
|the leaves turn these beautiful colours in the fall - the berries are definitely not for eating|
|the berries were used long ago for dying things - we had some fun with them the other day, we're going to pick more and try to paint with them.|
|moss everywhere - I walked through the woods after the rain and saw green everywhere on the huge rocks|
|I did note that when I went back with the children for a walk and it was no longer as fresh looking - so definitely something I need to capture while wet to see it looking so beautiful and velvety.|
|we found a little seat in one of the many large rocks laying around|
|favourite large rock at the big pond|
|children canoeing on Sunday - trying to give perspective to how large the rocks are....smile.|
|amazing bird to capture - red shouldered hawk in one of our mesquite trees|
People often comment about how much our children seem to love being around each other and they really do get along almost all the time. Although I pick and choose what photos I share, they are probably the sweetest brother and sister and we're so blessed to have the joy they bring to our lives.
|One of our favourite trees ('big huge' cedar oak) the children love climbing on|
|Audrey & Jack|