Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

We spent a glorious afternoon in a local wildflower preserve. We had plenty of opportunity to hike, look at flowers and enjoy nature at it's best!



The guide told us that if we were lucky, we might see a turtle...and we did! Can you spot the eyes and his shell sticking up out of the algae?




I asked Lia what she was doing in the following picture. She told me she was "sticking". I am still not at all certain what that means exactly, just that it involves scraping the path...with intense concentration...and it takes a really, really long time. When you are "sticking" several groups of people are bound to pass you and stare quizzically...but that in no way breaks the concentration of the "stick-er".

This is Bowman's Hill Tower...we went to the top by elevator.

The view of the Delaware River from the tower...definitely worth the ride!

Finally...I saved the best picture for last. Lia took this one of her dad...with no help. I am so proud! I bought her a digital camera for her birthday in December...and I think she is going to love it! Maybe she will decide to start her own blog! :-)

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a great way to spend the afternoon. We have to get to Bowman's Tower. I haven't been there since I was little. Love Lia's picture of her Daddy!

Jen

Jodee Leader said...

Great pictures! It looks like you had a fabulous day with Daddy!

Shelly and Family said...

We were there many years ago and it so beautiful! Your great photos took me back...

Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

Jboo said...

Looks like a beautiful day! And you're right -- Lia did a great job of taking a picture of her Dad. Another photographer in the family, I think!

Janet

Joannah said...

What a beautiful place! I feel like I was tagging along with you.

:-)

Erin said...

A very lovely spot... the tower looks so old and other-worldly! And Lia is just so cute. I am loving her hair, Kate. The photo she took of her Daddy is very sweet. I bought Libby a camera too, and I haven't downloaded the pics yet. I have a feeling some of the ones she took of me might give me a fright!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like a fabulous day...you are really getting in some great day trips!

The photos are spectacular and Miss Lia is looking cute as a button!

Lisa

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

It looks like it was an absolutely glorious day. Is Lia tall? She always looks like she is to me but I'm not sure why...

I love how you planned a fun outing for a Saturday. So easy to get caught up with weekend stuff.

Gorgeous flowers, too!!!

xoxo,
Lisa

Laura said...

Great pictures Kate. I love the stick!! Looks like a great day to spend as a family!!

Laura

Bridget said...

Looks like a great day and a beautiful spot to visit! I love your budding photographer - she is cute as ever!

Pink Lemonade and Peonies said...

What a great adventure!

3 Peanuts said...

So funny...I knoe exactly where this is! Love the turtle n the algae.