Monday, April 14, 2008

William's trail

Yesterday we explored a little section of Bartram’s Trail in Alabama’s Tuskegee National Forest. Will was excited to find his name on this sign at the trailhead. (William Bartram earned the title of America’s first native born naturalist/artist. He traveled through eight southeastern states in the 1770s documenting local flora and fauna – and now many sections of his journey have been made into hiking trails.)
Later we went to a picnic-baby shower for some friends who live south of Auburn and are expecting their first baby in June. It was the perfect kind of shower – a casual outdoor potluck, with chicken viewing for the kids. Guests were asked to shower the couple with good wishes -- and, for those choosing to bring a gift, all-in-one cloth diapers on substituted for a registry.

And I’m sneaking in this photo from our Saturday hike around Cooper Creek lake – just because it’s hard to beat an image of a kid running through a field of grass.

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