Winter Color Scavenger Hunt

For all of my soon to be Snow Bound Buddies – We participated in the Winter Wednesday Challenge .  Our task was to walk around looking for colors in our own yard. The photos below are from a walkabout on Thursday afternoon.

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Not sure if the yellow Air Soft bb-‘s count, but they do seem to grow and multiply.

We did the Fall Scavenger Hunt at the Connie Hansens Gardens (Which I see had technical difficulties with the move to WordPress. . .) So –

We went back to the Connie Hansens Garden for the Winter Color Scavenger Hunt – Here is a link to a Sky Drive Movie of the trip –

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The boys took their Notebooking Page with them, I forgot colored pencils – so they are more grey scale. We came home and made Baked Potato Bar – which was colorful enough to share, since it was Winter Weds Color Edition. Smile

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I am excited to back on the weekly groove of the Outdoor Hour Challenges. It is great to have a focus as we walk – the boys really chatted it up about the barren trees at the Gardens – I am excited that they got to see in now, before we walk into a color wonderland in a couple of months.  I talked to a friend this week about the challenge and her comment was ‘Ya, all we have is Green or Green’.  Oh. I had to smile. I remember 5 winters in the High Desert where we had Tannish Brown or White. Oh – What I would have given for one of these almost spring like winters. Bring on the Rain. I can’t wait for Spring!

Barb is hosting a bit differently this winter – directing us to two e-books that she has created in the past, that most of us have not gone through. I have not quite yet been on board for a year yet – so these are all new to me.  The other option for this week is a Winter Cattail Study – which we will do sometime this week.  The McLinky is on her site here – http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-winter-series-outdoor-hour.html

Join us? Maybe one of your Wordless Weds. posts could show the winter colors?

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8 Responses to Winter Color Scavenger Hunt

  1. Sparklee says:

    It’s nice to see such brilliant winter colors–especially since we’re surrounded by lots of white at the moment! (I agree that those colorful BB’s do tend to multiply!) Nice journal pages, too!

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  3. Diane says:

    I so need to get us back on track with the outdoor challenges. Maybe on Wednesday when I take my mother to a doctor’s appt. hubby will be doing school and I can send them on a winter nature hike. That is if the weather is back to normal by then.
    Blessings
    Diane

  4. Phyllis says:

    I was dazzled by all your colors. We, of course, do not have any flowers blooming here under the snow. It is so interesting to see things from all parts of this varied country.

    • pebblekeeper says:

      Believe me – that I am SOOOO being thankful for the color and the green. I will come to miss the High Desert Winter. It is almost comforting to be blanketed in, mindful of making bread and crafts. Our winter here is glorious with storms and growth. Summer is so packed with fog and tourists that we hardly left the property all summer. Joy is in my Heart!

  5. Jessy says:

    Wow! Definitely color where you live! We have LOTS of white and off-white and gray right now! LOL

  6. Tricia says:

    Gorgeous!! And I’m with Barb, love the baked potato bar. Y’all are so creative.

  7. So much color! Love the purples and yellows….and the black was interesting. I enjoyed your slideshow of winter colors in your Oregon world. 🙂

    The backed potato bar looked delicious and colorful too! Yum!

    Thanks so much for sharing your link and I look forward to seeing your cattails.

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