S: Seasons of Change
FC: Papaw's Seasons | Winter
1: of change | Table of Contents | Pages 2-7: Spring Spring by CeliaThaxter Pages 8-13: Summer Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson Pages 14-17: Autumn I love Fall by anonymous Pages 18-21: Winter Falling Snow by anonymous
2: fling | Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly forward, backward, sideways, & hover in mid air
3: March, April, and May are the months of spring. The grass turns green, flowers start to bloom, and the days get warmer. Which flower do you like best the purple lilac or pink peony?
4: The alder by the river Shakes out her powdery curls; The willow buds in silver For little boys and girls. The little birds fly over And oh, how sweet they sing! To tell the happy children That once again 'tis spring. The gay green grass comes creeping So soft beneath their feet; The frogs begin to ripple A music clear and sweet. And buttercups are coming, And scarlet columbine, And in the sunny meadows The dandelions shine. And just as many daisies As their soft hands can hold The little ones may gather, All fair in white and gold. Here blows the warm red clover, There peeps the violet blue; O happy little children! God made them all for you.
5: Spring is Here
6: is in the air...
7: Snapping turtles only come out in the spring and can be as large as 35 pounds. | Carapace is another word for turtle shell
8: "I hope you always have a shell in your pocket...and sand in your shoes."
9: June, July, and August are the months of Summer. School is over and the days get longer. Nothing is better on a hot summer day than eating ice cream and going for a swim. Do you like to swim in a pool or in the ocean?
10: Day at the Beach | Clouds are large collections of water droplets These cumulus clouds look like white puffy pieces of floating cotton. They have flat bases and tall columns.
11: In winter I get up at night and dress by yellow candle-light In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people's feet Still going past me in the street And does it not seem hard to you, When all the sky is clear and blue, And I should like so much to play, To have to go to bed by day?
13: A Praying mantis can eat other insects, frogs, lizards, and some small birds. They can turn their heads in a entire half circle to catch their food
14: September, October, and November are the months of autumn. In autumn the air gets cooler. The Leaves change bright colors and fall to the ground. Apples and pumpkins are ready to be picked. What is your favorite fall event going back to school, celebrating Halloween, or Thanksgiving?
15: A full moon is when the moon appears the brightest in the sky The moon reflects light from the sun back to the earth. Without the sun we could not see the moon. Are there one or two moons in our sky?
16: I love fall! Fall is exciting. It's apples and cider. It's an airborne spider. It's pumpkins in bins. It's burrs on dog's chins. It's wind blowing leaves. It's chilly red knees. It's nuts on the ground. It's a crisp dry sound. It's green leaves turning And the smell of them burning. It's clouds in the sky. It's fall. That's why... I love fall.
17: Playing in the leaves! | The more you laugh, the longer you live.
18: December, January, and February are the winter months. Winter is a time for sled rides, snow angles, and drinking hot chocolate. The trees are bare & brown and most birds fly south. What is your favorite winter smell Christmas cookies baking, firewood burning or hot chocolate?
20: See the pretty snowflakes Falling from the sky; On the wall and housetops Soft and thick they lie. On the window ledges, On the branches bare; Now how fast they gather, Filling all the air. Look into the garden, Where the grass was green; Covered by the snowflakes, Not a blade is seen. Now the bare black bushes All look soft and white, Every twig is laden, What a pretty sight!
21: wonderland | Dashing Through the Snow | Red Tailed Hawks are the most common hawks in Ohio. They live here year round and are very fast fliers