BC: Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter
FC: A Walk in the Woods | With Grandma
1: Hi. My name is Grandma. It's a new name that I'm just getting used to but with this name comes a desire to share things. These days, I am always carrying my camera. I'm amazed at how beautiful the smallest things are when I zoom in. I want to share some of the great photos I have captured while walking in my woods. This book is for my new grandson. He's too little, right now, to walk with me through the woods, but I can show him, in pictures, all the beauty that lives there. I want him to love the woods as much as I do.
2: Let's take a walk in the woods, you and me. It's quiet and peaceful. There's so much to see.
4: The sun is bright and warm. It's a beautiful day.
5: Follow this path. It will show us the way...
6: In the spring, we'll look for flowers that have pushed up through the ground.
7: They come in all colors. We'll just have to look around.
8: As we follow the path, a pond is the next thing we'll come across.
9: They call it "bloom", and say "Just let it be." | But then get up close, there is something you'll like to see... | It's not very pretty. It's covered in moss!
10: Sitting strong and proud...
11: A water lily has pushed it's way up through the crowd!
12: Now, lay down on the pier. Look really close, with both your eyes...
14: You will spot | a tiny, flitting
15: the dancing | Dragonfly
16: If you look around. there are other animals to see.
17: On this trip, I count more than three.
18: Now let's take a different path, we might surprise a deer.
19: And if we stay real quiet, they might even let us come near.
20: In the summer, we'll see... | spider webs in the bushes, | and mushrooms on the ground.
21: More flowers will be blooming... | and more deer will be found.
22: They're afraid of people, so they hide out all day. | Raccoons are close by but they won't come our way.
24: We will see chipmunks running here and there. It's fun to watch them leap and jump. They can get most anywhere.
26: In the fall, | the woods turn every shade of orange and red.
27: From the leaves on the trees, | to the sun in the sky, | it's a sign that there's a change ahead!
28: The water seems to sparkle at the end of the day,
29: But up above, the geese are now flying away.
30: It's time now for winter. The paths are covered in snow.
31: But there's still things to see. We'll have to put on our boots before we go.
32: In the summer, the squirrels usually run away, but in the winter,if you put out apples, you can get them to stay.
34: And in the winter, it's the cardinal that seems to stand out. You can't miss all that bright red flying about.
36: The deer... the deer are still there too.
37: I think they're saying "I Love You!"
38: Someday, I want you to walk this path along me. Someday, it might be your favorite place to be.