Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cristmas scene

Every Christmas on the cental square of our town create scene about birth of Christ. This year it look this way:

Ann carefully look at these figures. She like it.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas tree

It is our Christmas tree. It is very beautiful, and Ann is very glad of it. This tree bring into our home feeling holiday and some miracle expectation. We dressed up our tree all the family and already it was a holiday.

Monday, December 15, 2008

We study the traces

Today Ann and me study traces. Did you know how interest is it? We discuss about traces and try to explain who make this trace, and why exactly this animal is it.

Here a dog's traces. The dog was big, with big paws with the big pads.

And this is hare's traces. He has small pads and when he runs his hind legs brings forward. Therefore traces of hind legs is at the level of front legs.

And here is traces of some bird. She uneasily jumped on same place.

So, I must say we found this study very interesting.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Plant's life

I like this photo very much. Very often we do not notice beautiful things no matter we just in one step from. But children are more attentive. This dried plant has been noticed exactly Ann. We began to consider it in detail and have seen a lot of the interesting.
This plant is dried now but has lived a bright life. In the spring from a small seed grow up a small sprout. He very much tried to frow and has grown the big. The sun and a rain helped him in it. Then the plant has blossomed. His inflorescence was like small umbrella. After, the flowers shed its blossoms. On their place were seeds. And here seeds have ripened. This plant already dry, his life has finished. But there are seeds, his children and in the spring from these seeds will grow up the new plants, as new lives.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Young forest

Walking with Ann in the forest, we have come across a place with young fir trees. Small fir trees grows row upon row. And here and there can see stubs of old trees.
Ann had at once many questions about it. We have talked about people named foresters that care about fores and how they do it. Old trees cut and clean, and plant the new. Small trees need a lot of care. A top of every tree have to be whitewashed, it need for protection of these small trees. After some years fir trees will grow up and here will be a beautiful young forrest.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Brave tree

During our today's walk with Ann we notice this tree. What do you think, this tree is sad or cheerful? Nor I nor daughter cannot answer this question.
Usually during walk Ann asks me questions about everything that she sees around. Or just in time of walk she create some stories. Today she enough long time went silent, thinking about something. I did not disturb Ann and also went quiet.
Only evenigh, when we watching our images she told me that this tree not cheerful and not sad, this tree is brave tree.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Forest inhabitants

This Sunday was a wonderful weather, so we by whole family have made long walk in the forest. Here is what we meet.
These trees with faces push Ann talk about trees as living essence. They, like all alive around us, may be happy, sick, sad, smiled. We, people, have to be careful to the nature, to plants because they are alive. They make us glad and, by the way, give us the health. If people will bad to the nature, we people will feel bad too.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The calendula flowers still smiled to us

The calendula flowers is like small suns. Many flowers and plants already wilt, a trees have dumped own leafage, but the calendula continues to blossom. We, Ann and I, put the calendula seeds at the spring, watered and observed them. Firstly from seeds have sprouted small sprouts. Sprouts became more and more strongly. In June there were flowers. Ann just fall to love to these flowers, and call them small suns. These suns pleased us all the summer long. And now, when many flowers do not blossom any more, watching them there make us glad and smiled.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The fog look like the snow

The iamge of this wonderful shrub has been from last evening. Here on leaves is not snow. It is a fog. The fog is so dense and tick that water drops just lie on leaves. These water drops look like snow because reflected the light.
We had long argued with Ann about fog's nature. The question of reflexion of light has appeared for me too difficult, and I have smoothly translated to conversation to beauty of natural phenomena!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Broken wasps nest

Today when we walk in the forest beside us, Ann notice these honeycomb. They were on the ground near nest of wasps, and these wasps angry fly around. We always knew there are wild boars in the forest. Very probably one from them broke wasps nest.
Ann has been sad from it. It always cruel broke some house...
At the beginning of summer we watch the bee that picked up a flower's pollen. I even had a good shot of that bee with pollen on back legs. We talk with Ann about how bee biuld own honeycomb and fill out with honey. That's because these broken noneycomb make Ann so sad.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Our new friend

It is our the neighbour. Firsty he cautiously look at us. After he began to approach more close, and try to sniff us. And at some moment see: here is all okay, no need to fear. Maybe here exist something yummy, and he got it. Or maybe here will play with him, this is nice also. At next image he become dared and try to come into our house. Ann just delighted by our guest!

And this is old buddy! She is so photogenic! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The trees: branches, leaves and bark

On today's walk Annas and I researh the trees and branches. There is question: why they grow so differ? Also why the bark is differ from tree to tree. We learn what the bark few trees and talk about it.
The next our question was about tree's leaves and why they so differ. Some trees have leaves, but some have needles. By the way, needles is too leaves just changed.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Unusual mushrooms

These mushrooms grow up on our lawn during last night. Yesterday here was nothing, but now we can see this miracle. They so tender and delicate! Their unusual color burn make Ann so delight!

Ann many times see mushrooms, we pick up them and cook. But these new born a huge amount of question like How the mushes grow up, and what mushes is. Why these mushes has been not here before and why grow up exactly this night.
Usually I answer short on such question, and when Ann have her day sleep I go to learn correct answers for her questions. Today the theme of my learning have been mycology.
Today, when we select images for this blog, we have detailed talk about mushrooms living, about mycelium, spores and mushes body. We also try to remember our experiment that we began last summer. That summer, once, after picking the mushes, we process picked mushes and one mushroom look like very old so we get off this one. But we don't throw out this mushroom. We slice finely it and flood with wateer. At next day we pour out this water beside the birch not far from our home. And this year under this birch grow up two mushes the same kind. This means the spores of our mushroom create mycelium! That day this event was not mark any way, but now it have for Ann the sense. I see how she glad, she now know how living the mushes.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Leafage and Berries

The grass all engulfed by leafage. Anna rinning over these leafs like by magic carpet and glad and happy from rustle leafs.

Some white berries take her attention. I don't know how they called, but we long time examine and study it.

There are also black berries that so like bidrs. And leafs in bush still green although all around yellow and red or just fall. So sorry we failed to shot them!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Leafage under water

Ann ask me to take this shot because she like leafage under water. She like this mix of water, sky, shadows, and leafage.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The old stone

The old stone... How long you lay here? How many years you watch the life around you? Maybe in your next life you will be deep thinking man? These minds were in my head when my little Ann notice this stone.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Circles on the water

We take a small trip to the lake in the forest beside us. There images reflect what is the Moment. The water to take up a stone quick but circles rest enought long time.
The time for throw a stones and the time watch result, yes?