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Day 14: Happy Memorial Day!

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake

Thank you dad, Deda, Poppop, and all of the brave men and women who have served, are serving, and will serve our country.

Wordless Wednesday: DOUBLE Rainbow … So intense!

Take time to smell the flowers.

Today while at the park, I spent some time photographing flowers.  It was peaceful, serene, stress-relieving.  These are my favorite shots from the day.  Which one is your favorite?

And the answer is …

Sinking Creek

Yesterday I accompanied 70 5th graders on a field trip to a local park and played classroom photographer for the day.  These students had spent time learning about topics such as water conservation, environmental restoration, the fish life cycle, and even fly-fishing (which I’ve come to learn is a cross-curricular subject and a wonderful lifetime activity).  For a hands-on activity, these students hatched and raised close to 100 rainbow trout.  Which brings us to the activity in yesterday’s picture — yesterday was the long-awaited fingerling trout release into a local stocked trout stream (congrats, Jack, for guessing correctly!).  The kids had a blast and it was neat to see the different reactions amongst them … most had names for their baby fish and you could see how proud the kids were to introduce their well loved ‘pet’ into the wild.  Here are some pictures from yesterday’s fun, fishy event.  Tomorrow we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled doggie days!

"Goodbye, Carl and Jessica!"

The trout's beautiful new abode.

A local stream resident, a crawfish, caught in a drift net (and later released).