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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  1. Sounds like a fun day with the grandlittles and daughter. Not sure anything like parades or anything was celebrated locally. Great picture and the kids are growing so fast, and adorable.

  2. How wonderful! Your teaching the children about the natural world and how to appreciate it will real so many benefits as they get older. Maybe they will even have jobs to help with global warming, who knows?

  3. They do say that an empty cardboard box keeps a toddler entertained for much longer than its contents. Leaves and twigs make great toys plus a house beneath the canopy. What more do you need?

  4. I certainly agree with you that leaves and twigs make better toys than plastic.
    Such adorable kiddos!

  5. That is the most adorable baby!
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  6. Beautiful children...I know they light up your heart..I hope everyone will change the holiday's name....Michelle


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