Sunday, January 25, 2009

geocache!

as my love for photography grows, i find i am studying Papa's creation so much more intently. i love the subtle differences in reds in unknown berries. i am awed at the shadows cast by the late afternoon sun, and the rays glistening through the varying shades of green leaves. the kids point out the interesting outline in the sky made by the live oak... and isaac makes me giggle out loud as he slaps back the branches and gingerly sidesteps holes made by mysterious animals (snakes? turtles?).
there's something so amazing about trooping through palmetto bushes, stepping carefully around cacti (wow, we had no idea there were so many around here!), and following all my favorite people through sand and brush...





amidst all this, we stop to be amazed by the creativity of some person who's taken the time to glue or plaster real wood bark onto a pvc pipe with screw-on lid, inside of which is a long skinny strip of paper filled with the names of complete strangers who've signed the log in this "byop" cache! (go to www.geocaching.com to learn what byop means.)

we got a super fun toy for Christmas... well, daddy did, but the whole family is enjoying it. we now own our very own GPS - and we're taking great advantage of it to explore the geocache "stash" near our home. in one of our favorite parks near here we've discovered 4 caches so far, and we'd guess there are at least 20 left to discover! here are some pictures from our latest adventure.

4 comments:

Faith said...

Awesome pics, Awesome photographer - looks like you all had a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Blessings said...

ONE day I'm gonna do this with the kids. I LOVE your pics! I'm glad you're enjoying this with your family! Amanda:)
ps. I figured you're busy--what about Tuesday afternoon?

The Ties that Bind Us said...

Did the travel bug make it in? Are you out of calomine lotion yet?

Gingerbread Mommy said...

So exciting! We are so ready to get back at it, but it's a little harder to geocache in the snow and ice!! Wish we could do it together... would be interesting on a stealth hunt!!