A day in the wood
Newburyport, MA has recently changed Colombia Day to Indigenous People’s day which is certainly a cause for celebration!
They hosted the first ever Indigenous People’s day celebration and ceremonies in a local park.
It was quite well attended but my grandchildren needed to take a break from all the local officials thanking everyone and talking, talking, talking. So, we followed one of the trails through the wood and discovered quite a few wonderful things.
One of them was this little “house” tucked into the bottom of a group of bushes up near the beginning of the trail. The four of us climbed underneath the canopy of leaves and branches and my daughter snapped a picture before climbing in herself.
I handed my youngest granddaughter, Natalie, a large yellow oak leaf and she was enthralled with it most of the afternoon. Certainly makes one think about all the plastic toys we buy children when we could be sharing the leaves and trees with them instead.
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