Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Prairie Grass, Sunshine and Indians...Oh My!



     It was a beautiful weekend in Illinois and we had our hands full of little boys at our house. We decided that a trip to a nearby nature center would be a good place to let them burn a little energy. As you can see, where I live...it is very flat!


The prairie grasses are wild and beautiful.


The dry weather has really affected the color this fall.
Our trees just aren't as pretty as they usually are.


The water levels are very low.


It is still a beautiful sight on a warm, fall day.


Do you see how dry it is?


But the sky is so blue...



...and there are surprises in the woods.
     

A real Indian!


A train ride!


There are places to explore and things to see!

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Please take a few minutes to visit our hostess.


23 comments:

Gypsy Heart said...

Sue, they are adorable! I had no idea it had been so dry there...thinking of you with all the current weather.

Have a great day!
xo
Pat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, how precious they are! It looks like they are having the time of their lives, Sue. Look how intently they are listening to the Indian with his demonstration. And I love those little barrel cars.

Continue to have fun with those cutie pies and have a Happy Outdoor Wednesday (from me who will be stuck inside a car later today)!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sherry said...

How cute those little boys are. Looks like fun.
Sherry

dee dee said...

Sue,
It looks like such a fun day with the little ones! I can imagine you are worn out after all this fun!
by the way... Wayne and I decided to take the kids out of school for a few day and head to Florida next month, we are planning on doing the taste of Epcot! Thanks for the heads up!
Dee Dee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I know they enjoyed their day. Just look at those smiles. That picture of them running in front of you is so cute.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like they had a good time. Wish I had some of their energy. :-D

cherry said...

What a fun post they are adorable
~ Happy Outdoor Wednesday
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Diana,
Looks like a fun way to spend the weekend to me.
Your grandies sure were smilin!!
Love those purple berries, are they beauty berries? We have something like that similiar to them and that's what their name is, Beauty Berries, but they look a bit different, maybe a different variety, our's usually are in the spring. I have tried drying them, and they turn a deep burgundy brown color, not all that pretty unfortunately!!

Have a fun rest of the week hon,
Blessings, Nellie

LindyLouMac said...

Oh goodness its Wednesday again so soon, I am meant to link up today as well! I bet the boys loved meeting the Red Indian.

Jenny said...

Oh, I love this little trip we got to take with you!

Thanks for letting us tag along.

My favorite picture was the Indian and the Grandlittles together.

Thanks for the smile, Miss Sue.

Olive Cooper said...

Love that last image...priceless!

tales from an oc cottage said...

It's VERY dry here too...just had a brush fire scare so I left work early to make sure everything was ok...ACK! I hate fire season! ;{

m ^..^

Melody said...

Looks like you had fun! Your Fall pics look like around here. We had that storm last night, but enough rain.
Anything not fabric or paper I leave out on this porch all year round. Unless it's windy.
Now in past post I showed my front porch, well fabric and paper and all are pretty protected under the roof.Christmastime even the tree is outside:)

La said...

Looks like they are running down that path as fast as their little legs will take them. Adorable! La

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a fun time with yoru little guys! Thanks for your visit!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Lovely Sue
The boys look like they had a wonderful time.. and great idea of yours for them to burn off all that energy outdoors... Lovely shots!!!

Have a fab week xxx Julie

Donnie said...

Those were beautiful photos. I'm glad I got to see them. Looks like the little ones had a ball. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Pondside said...

Wow - so dry where you are and so wet up here!
The little fellows are so sweet!

xinex said...

How picturesque, Sue! The boys seemed to have enjoyed it...Christine

Linda said...

Oh, what fun! Looks like a wonderful day to spend with the wee ones!

My name means Wisdom said...

Love prairie grass! And the boys are so big already.

Going to check out this Wednesday business.

Angie said...

It looks like the boys had a fun time. Judging by your photos, Illinois is quite beautiful in the fall.

Monica H said...

Seeing the dry earth and the flatness reminds me of the Texas Plains and my childhood at my grandparents' house.