Just before the pollen took hold of our region of the United States JDaniel and I explored the nature trail in his Nana's retirement community. It was such fun to take in all the spring had on display on that pretty trail for us to view and take in.
One of JDaniel's favorite parts of the trail is the swings that are scattered up and down it. As he sat of the swing and I pushed him from behind, I thought about how we could use four out of our five senses to observe spring.
Hearing Sounds of Spring
He could sit for hours and listen to the sounds of the spring. There are the calls that come from birds in the lush trees. There is the rippling of the water feature that was right across from this swing. There was the movement of the tree branches as a slight breeze went by. There was also the squeak that came from the swing as I pushed it. It almost said spring as it moved back and forth.
Smells of Spring
The tree blossoms weren't in full bloom , but we could smell the initial perfume that they put out. The new green leaves also gave off a fresh scent. There was also a slightly damp smell coming of the swing. Spring is filled with some many different smells.
JDaniel couldn't slow down once he got off the swing. He was all over the trail looking at all the plants and trees. There were so many different shades of green and brown to observe. There were early spring plants that were festive and dressed up for Easter. Some plants were still dormant and hadn't realized winter had passed and spring had arrived. Others were just starting to show their spring displays.
Thankfully each plant had a sign in front of it. JDaniel kept asking me what each plant was.
This post is linked to Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe Thursday.