Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Homework Can Be FUN

Class assignment: find, identify and describe 50 different California Wildflowers.
Two months to complete project.
Three weeks left. Areas covered so far include; central valley, our foothills, foot hills further south, coastal area, canyons, American River banks, our yard and pasture and road sides.

Tristan, Cort, Carson and I spent four hours in the forest 30 minutes from here "working" on homework.




















































































































































We found TEN new varieties on this outting AND we had a 'blast'.


No dust on these muddy but happy trails!











9 comments:

lov ya, mom said...

sure looked like Tristan had a blast. was he playing hunting with the dogs? useing tree branch as gun? ;)

some pretty flowers.

Kathy said...

He was protecting us from evil forest creatures with hand guns, grenades, bazookas, laser weapons, etc... once or twice he killed the big black bear following us....

gentle soul that he is, everything is a potential weapon, and he has a fabulous sense of adventure, humor, and imagination.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a beautiful assignment! Thanks for "taking" me along. That final pic of the magenta flower (Sierra Shooting Star) is my FAVORITE wildflower. We used to have a patch but after the pool went in I haven't found a single bud. : ( I keep looking every year. Maybe this year the chickens will have turned over a seed or two.

Thanks for the stroll in pictures (and the excellent protection from Tristan while we wander.)

Karen Deborah said...

Looks like Tristan was having a "blast " with his imaginary bazookas! This looked like fun, the dogs, the woods, the happy boy,, ah sigh***

di :) said...

wow, look how long his hair is getting!

di :) said...

carson looks like a bear in pic #4

Jenn said...

So many beautiful flowers! Looks like you guys had a great day...bazookas and black bears and all! How fun.

david said...

I bet the other kids don't get half the flowers Tristan gets. They don't have a Grandma that will go out for hours and help. It must run in the family. I hope he can find all 50. Is there a book of Ca. flowers, to tell you where you can find their locations. then you can go seek them out. I should come out to lend an extera set of eyes to find them little buggers.

Coffee Bean said...

HOLY SMOKES!!!! Is that a BEAR in one of the pictures?!?!?!?