If you look carefully, there is an itty-bitty fish swimming there in my hands (brown, horizontal line above my palm on the left side of the photo). I scooped it up while sitting on the bank of the river. This was actually the second one I caught. The Man didn't grab my phone to take a picture before the first got away.
While sitting in the same spot, I turned over a rock and found this...
We haven't identified it yet, but it is some sort of chrysalis. It was wiggling a bit, so we know it is alive. It is here at home in a jar with us now so we can see its final transformation. This reminds me of the text from this post title:
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.If I had a better camera than my phone, you might be able to tell that The Man is holding a magnifying glass. I smelled smoke!
I was sitting in the shade of this bridge, thankful that these swallow nests were unoccupied.
Bird nests above the head can make a big mess!
G enjoyed getting his feet wet again. Two times in one week! He spent most of the afternoon throwing rocks into the water.
The younger kids enjoyed swimming in the river, pretending to be beavers.
Although we have seen beaver in this river before, the only beaver sighting today happened to be a stump in the water.