Wednesday, April 22, 2009

YOU CAPTURE - WEEK 9

I must admit when I first read about this week's challenge, I was a little intimidated. How on earth would I be able to come up with something creative, beautiful or just down right witty? But folks, the key word there was earth; and children. I decided to leave this week's challenge up to our beloved earth and kids.

So, today (being April 22nd - Earth Day), we loaded up the van and headed off to the forest park as my son calls it. Armed with garbage bags and imaginative little minds, my children and my daycare children picked that park clean from litter and found pretty much the entire alphabet in their imaginative little minds. Here is just a wee glimpse of letters from their perspective and what Mother Nature offers us in her natural beauty:


Introducing the Letter "T"

And now for the Letter "H"

Let's hear it for the Letter "V"


Or, why not a Letter "Y"?
Or how about a cone for K?
And if these weren't entertaining enough, we were treated to our own live version of the Earth movie, released by Disney today. The pond within this park is stocked with fish for children under the age of 16 to fish in. A young osprey was hunting above today which had the kids quite enthralled as it dove into the water in an attempt to catch food. Out of the blue, a great bald eagle came swooping in and proceeded to take control of the pond. A struggle for power ensued only to quickly be awarded to the bald eagle. The young osprey, after a valiant fight, flew off while the bald eagle scouted the area for a throne to survey his new kingdom. Sitting upon his perch, it let out a few piercing cries to let us all know who was the king of the area.
It was incredibly educational and better than any movie and/or documentary that I have seen in many years.
Would you like to play along or check out some great talent from other participants? Head on over here!








26 comments:

Elaine A. said...

What a great and educational outing for the kiddos and such neat shots too! : )

Thanks for stopping over at my place also!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh another one who thinks better than i!

livinginagirlsworld said...

Kids are the greatest! I didn't even think to use their minds to my advantage. I'll have to try that next time. Great shots.

Heather D said...

Very, very cool! Love the creativity!

The Animator's Wife said...

LLove that they are all "naturally" occuring letters. Great finds!

Ashi and Rami's Ima said...

Oh cool! I wish my tiny guy was big enough to spot letters in nature. Hmm, next spring I guess. :)

JanMary said...

Love the letters you found in nature - very appropriate for Earth Day :)

Jessi said...

Great activity and great pictures!

Erin said...

This is so creative! I love how you looked for natural letters.

kris... said...

Great way to capture "earth" in letters!

Stillmary said...

I love your letters (although it's not fair that you had all those young, sharp eyes to help you! lol) and I especially loved your story. How great!

keli.h said...

Loving the letters in nature!! I did the same thing, but mine are a little more ... ummm, imaginative? As in, you have to have a really large imagination to see them. Yours are much better!

Stacie's Madness said...

Love the spin on letters you used!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Yes, yes, yes! I love them all. So far you and I are the only ones who used nature.

Goofball said...

wow fun pictures, fun twist to the challenge.

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Wow, Allie. You did a GREAT job!

Alice said...

smart kids, you guys did great! very creative! i think i like the pine cone one best :O)

i have my you capture post up now, so come on by The Shadow of the Cross and check it out. i'd love to have you visit :O).

Jenn said...

I agree an AMAZING job. So creative!

Jenn

OctoberRain said...

How creative! Very cool to see something different in normal objects :)

Shell @ Disappearing Mist said...

Awesome job and creativity!

Easily Manipulated said...

Wow!! Sounds like you and the kids had a great Earth Day! I love the photos. Very nice job!

imadramamama said...

Those are some great letters and what an AMAZING story, too!

Amy J said...

Awesome shots! Very creative, and wonderful for Earth Day!

sunnymama said...

Wonderful idea. I especially like the letter H, that's cool!

DALewis said...

Love these! Very creative!

Christy M. said...

I think it's wonderful that you celebrated Earth day in such a fabulous way! Your kids and daycare children sound like they had a fabulous time cleaning up and searching for letters! The little show at the end sounds like it was amazing!!