Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekly Winners - June 7 - 13, 2009

I wanted to squeeze as much into my short weekend as I possibly could -- you know, to sort of store up the goodness of it all and take it with me this next week. So I promised the boys a nature hike, and we headed to Whitnall Park Saturday afternoon...to the "woods".

Wehr Nature Center
Sign at the Nature Center where we started off on our trail

Every hiker needs a stick, right?

stick
P.S. they also make good swords

I actually got a self portrait I liked.

self portrait
That fishing hook on my hat is real -
its from the walleye I caught last year in Minnesota.


We saw all sorts of animals on our walk. There were tons of little fish in this lake.

lake
Nick made sure to spit for them like his Daddy taught him.
Little brother copied.

I'm so proud.

running
I love "running away" pictures.

yellow flowers
Will checked out everything.

I only had to carry him half way.

purple flowers
I love getting away from the city.

For more winning photos, go check out Sarcastic Mom's place!

17 comments:

Smoochiefrog said...

Looks like y'all had a nice day!

Love the walking away shot.

Mrs4444 said...

Holy Cow! That last one looks like it was taken by a pro! Nicely done :)

Jenty said...

what a beautiful spot!

Kim said...

I love running away pictures too.. it looks like you all had a great time.. and I love how you reported back that you only had to carry him back half way..

PS.. cute self portrait!! :)

hip chick said...

these are such sweet pictures. I love the one of them by the water and the one where it looks like he's checking out the flowers. More than likely he's checking for frogs or snakes or another sword. And, of course a wonderful self portrait...congrats on the walleye.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots. Looks like you had a great day.

Tara R. said...

Looks like a beautiful place for a walk.

Mishelle Lane said...

I love that pic of the boys squatting by the creek.

Hey, hope you aren't made about Michael's comment about WI. He got laid off by the company that he worked for there, and he's bitter. No comments about that on my blog. Don't want to restir his pot. LOL

poppingbubbles said...

Those are gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite today!

http://www.poppingbubbles.net/?p=2514

Rachel said...

C ~ These are awesome!!!
Love the shots!! Looks like an awesome afternoon and YAY for you and your hook!

Karen MEG said...

Okay, how cute are you in that cap?

I love that shot with the path in the trees... sounds like a wonderful hike!

merrymishaps said...

Nice series -- looks like a great place! I love the shot of the boys by the lake.

Ladynred said...

Looks like a nice place to spend full of nature things.
http://my-photography-space.com/?p=71

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

And perfect weather for your outing, too!
I've tagged you--I think you'll like it, though!

Q said...

Nature walks are the best!
Looks as if you and the boys had a fun time.
Sherry

lisaschaos said...

Wisconsin is great about giving us trails in awesome areas! Looks like you guys had a great outing!

Tammie Lee said...

looks like a wonderful weekend. Sweet flowers and yes a nice self portrait!