I was inspired to photograph the colors in our yard by the Challenge at the Handbook of Nature Study – Outdoor Hour Challenge, Fall Color Walk For October 2011. Here are the delights in our yard –
The Oregon Coast in the fall is vibrant with Purples, Pinks, Yellows. Red and Orange are rare. The Red Alders in our hard drop the leaves in the wind, we rarely see a color other than yellow from its tall boughs. Evergreen – The Northwest is Evergreen. I see that it will be a good Rhododendron season in the spring, the tomatoes are still coming on strong, the hydrangeas still have buds.
Youtube Links, Nature Notebook Pages, Challenges for the Preschooler to the Highschooler, Encouraging Families to join up with, Step by Step direction for the family new to outdoor observation – for me – I enjoy the accountability of getting outside “on purpose” that comes from this great group of families. Home, Private, or Government School – you still have an hour a week – to spend outside with your kiddos. I pass the challenge along to you!