One of our favorite places to go and explore is atop Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. It's gorgeous. You can see for miles and miles. The splendor of the lakes and land that dot the earth below, create a respite from all the rush and hurry of the world. All my granddaughters love this place. At the right the girls inspect a hole in one boulder. We speculated on whether lightning strikes the giant rocks and makes little pockets in the boulders. When it rains, it collects in the holes and makes wonderful drinking fountains for birds and insects on top of Mt. Scott. Nature's birdbath?
I've posted other photos in various places throughout my blogs and written stories about our adventures. We once found thousands of ladybugs collected in the crevice of two boulders. They were just getting ready to take flight. My granddaughters marveled at the humongous cluster of their favorite insects. Hmmm...I don't know that I wrote about that, yet. Sounds like a photo story I need to post soon, huh?
This was one of the field-trips I use to show the girls the glory of God and His creation. They ask all kinds of questions and the time affords a relaxing atmosphere of fun and learning combined. At times we run into school buses at the top of the mountain. Unlike the teachers rushing about, trying to corral an errant child, I am able to take my time and let the children walk and climb and discover at leisure. It's an added benefit of my daughter's homeschooling commitment. When her boys were older, and in public school, I'd ride along on the bus and it was pure mayhem. Rarely did I get to talk and share and hear their questions or point out the awe of moments like the tribe of ladybugs we girls found while picnicking one Spring day.
The top photo above is of Haylee and Kinsey with the verse that came to my mind at the time I snapped the photo. Below is a latter capture when they turned around and graced me with expressions of joy. What about you? Do you have a great adventure where you taught a lesson amid the joy of exploration? Please take time to comment. Or maybe you'd like to submit a post of your own here. I'd love to hear from you.
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