This week has been a lesson in nature for my little boy. We've been visiting my parents, and have been exploring their backyard. We've searched for turkey feathers, watched bucks fight over a doe, and felt the difference between pine bark, oak bark, and birch bark. Every new thing brought on a sense of wonder and amazement. It was a good reminder to take time to really experience the world and appreciate the color of the sky, the texture of the pine needles, the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, and the damp, mossy smell of shaded stones.