Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Green Hour: Week 2.

What fun we had today. I decided, arbitrarily, to take a walk around the subdivision for Green Hour today. Being as the kids forgot to clean up their mess first, we started out a little later than I had planned… and walked in a rainstorm!!

OK so that was an adventure at first, until the rain decided to absolutely BUCKET down in torrents! Nope… no English rain for us here! The rain did not matter at first, it was soft and slow. It got heavier, very rapidly though, and by the end of the walk, I was soaked through. Yes, I was wearing a raincoat. Apparently it leaks. The kids coats didn’t though!

Not only did it leak, but it DRIPPED all over my jeans. Which were also soaked! Thank goodness the kids ones are of a better quality!

But we did get to see, hear and feel things :)

Unfortunately, there are no photos of the walk, because of the rain!! I did manage to get some of the work they did after though :) Apparently, this was a stimulating walk, because they both produced very good pieces!

Rebel’s (8 y.o.)Words:

One word to describe what I heard: Crackling. (This describes the noise of the rain ;)) Two words to describe what I saw: Brown robin. Three words to describe what I felt: Very, wet rain.

M’Lady’s (4 y.o.) Words:

One word to describe what I heard: Tweet (describing birds ;)) Two words to describe what I saw: Yellow Flowers Three words to describe what I felt: Cold, wet, rain.

And just for fun… my words ;):

One word to describe what I heard: chirruping
Two words to describe what I saw: Torrential rain
Three words to describe what I felt: Soaking, wet clothes!

And now for the journal entries:

Rebel's robin in a tree with a squirrel dray.Sorry, I did not do Rebel’s picture justice… but I just could not get the camera to focus on it! :o

M'Lady's picture of her, Mummy and Rebel, walking in the rain with hoods up and birds all around. Mummy and M’Lady are holding hands.



  1. Oh no!! I hate getting soaked to the skin by the rain - wet jeans just feel so yucky!
    Your children did seem to get a lot from their walk, though.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I hate wet jeans too... I didn't care about getting wet until they started to stick to my legs :/
    But as quick trip through the dryer when we got home solved that ;)

  3. Great to hear that you still managed a nature walk, despite the buckets of rain! Love the journal entries, thanks for sharing.

    Happy Nature Adventuring,


  4. I balk at going out for a nature walk if it is too cold, let alone in the pouring rain. What an inspiration you are, and what an adventure! That is one of those things that your kids will probably never forget...

  5. What a wonderful day, rain and all. I know getting wet stinks, but I am sure the kids enjoyed walking in the rain. :o)

    Their journal pages are beautiful.


  6. Kudos to you for continuing the walk despite the downpour! :)

  7. Wow, I'm impressed Rachel! You have given me a renewed determination to get my kids out of the house...for some intentional time in nature!!

  8. Wonderful notebook pages! You all got a lot from your walk... rain and all!

    Thank you for sharing.


  9. Today was our first nice day for a week. We were out enjoying the sunshine and alternately squelching through mud and climbing over snowbanks. I'm glad to see you are enjoying nature too! Spring is coming!

    Peace and Laughter!


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