My Son and I On a Nature Walk - A Photo Gallery

Enjoying Nature

Photo 1 - My son and I heading off on our walk through the woods in the common ground, toward a creek.  So glad he asked me to go with him!
Photo 1 - My son and I heading off on our walk through the woods in the common ground, toward a creek. So glad he asked me to go with him! | Source

Tall trees

Photo 2 - Some times water flows through here, down toward a creek that leads to a river, etc.  The trees love to grow along here.
Photo 2 - Some times water flows through here, down toward a creek that leads to a river, etc. The trees love to grow along here. | Source

White Wildflowers

Photo 3 - These little white wildflowers, are one of many we came across.  It was sweet, as my son made sure to show me the different ones.  He knows I love flowers so much.
Photo 3 - These little white wildflowers, are one of many we came across. It was sweet, as my son made sure to show me the different ones. He knows I love flowers so much. | Source

Golden Flowers

Photo 4 - Golden flowers, lit by the sun.
Photo 4 - Golden flowers, lit by the sun. | Source

Pink Wildflowers

Photo 5 - We took pictures of all the flowers we could, including these little pink ones.
Photo 5 - We took pictures of all the flowers we could, including these little pink ones. | Source

My son asked me one day if I wanted to go on a walk with him in the back, to see some flowers he found. You see, he knows me well, and knew I probably hadn't seen the plants and flowers he had recently when he was back there. It is one of the sweetest things to me, that he asked me to do this. It was just a random Saturday morning in the fall. How could I say no? Of course I would go. I got dressed and we were off. This gallery is to share the things we found while on this walk together.

Our Photos of a Nature Walk

Photo 1 - We went right to the common ground area, which looks like the "woods" to some degree, at least all seasons but the wintertime. I love this area, not many people really go back there. My son is in the corner of this photo, he is 13 years old. This area is a water run off, that looks like a creek a lot of the time.

Photo 2 - This is a different angle of the same area, but looking back up where the water comes down from when it comes down. This is an interesting area where the trees tend to reseed themselves freely. They try to keep the growing to a minimum around here so the water can run through freely. I have some of my own thoughts on that too of course. I do enjoy all the trees back there though.

Photo 3 - Some pretty little white flowers we came across. These and most of the others will be just wild flowers.

Photo 4 - Some golden yellow wild flowers.

Photo 5 - A pink flower, and piece of wheat or type of grass.

Photo 6 - I love these little blue flowers. They are like fuzzy or hairy little pom flowers. I know that butterflies and moths also like these very much. My son liked these a lot, or seemed to know that I would, and made a real point of pointing them out to me.

Photo 7 - There were these large, bulging seed pods that were unique. They were at the busting open point, where the seeds would fly off little by little in a breeze. Nature is so amazing to me.

Photo 8 - More, but different, bright golden yellow flowers.

Photo 9 - Poison Ivy, that has seen better days. We all hate this plant, as you can imagine! It can turn very pretty colors in the fall. What got me about the poison ivy we saw on this walk, was it had these pustules or blisters or something going on with it. It seemed it would be worse than ever to touch it. It could have been a kind of bug that laid tiny eggs on the leaves though or something. I am just not sure. Regardless, we steered clear from it.

Photos 10, 11, & 12 - These are all different kinds of white flowers. Photo 10 has yellow in the center. Photo 11 just has tiny white round flowers, and photo 12 has pinkish tones in the center. I liked all of them, even though not overly fancy or anything.

Photo 13 - Some kind of grassy, and yellow plant. Not familiar with this one at all.

Photos 14 & 15 - Both of these were very unique looking leaves. Well number 14, not as much though the color was neat especially with the sun shining on it to see the color better. Number 15 had the strangest, linked leaves. It was very cool to see them.

Photo 16 - A kind of pink flower or plant of some kind. I liked the color of pink that it is.

Photo 17 - Almost back home, to the tall trees that I love to hear when the wind blows.

** This was a little unexpected gift to me, that I will always be thankful for. Sometimes just looking around a little in the world right around us can bring us some of the greatest joys and discoveries.


Purple or Periwinkle Colored Flowers

Photo 6 - We both loved the colors of these flowers!  Very interesting ones.
Photo 6 - We both loved the colors of these flowers! Very interesting ones. | Source

An interesting seed pod, about to burst!

Photo 7 -  These seed pods, were about to spread their seeds to the surrounding area.  Nature is so interesting sometimes!
Photo 7 - These seed pods, were about to spread their seeds to the surrounding area. Nature is so interesting sometimes! | Source

Yellow Wildflowers

Photo 8 - Some sweet yellow flowers we found on our nature walk.
Photo 8 - Some sweet yellow flowers we found on our nature walk. | Source

Poison Ivy Leaves Growing

Photo 9 - Something to avoid, is the poison ivy plants on these kinds of walks!
Photo 9 - Something to avoid, is the poison ivy plants on these kinds of walks! | Source

Clusters of Little White Flowers

Photo 10 - These are small white flowers we came across.  Nature provides a lot for the bees and other pollinators in our area.
Photo 10 - These are small white flowers we came across. Nature provides a lot for the bees and other pollinators in our area. | Source

Little White Flowers

Photo 11 - More small white flowers, though these are all white, and seem to be little balls with pointy parts on them.
Photo 11 - More small white flowers, though these are all white, and seem to be little balls with pointy parts on them. | Source

Unique White and Pink Flowers

Photo 12 - These are more of the wildflowers we saw on our nature walk.  Interesting colored center to them!
Photo 12 - These are more of the wildflowers we saw on our nature walk. Interesting colored center to them! | Source
Photo 13 - A Yellow flower or plant, and it was kind of a straw type of plant.
Photo 13 - A Yellow flower or plant, and it was kind of a straw type of plant. | Source

Leaf Changing Color

Photo 14 -  A leaf changing its colors, lit by the sunshine.
Photo 14 - A leaf changing its colors, lit by the sunshine. | Source
Photo 15 - An interesting, segmented leaf.
Photo 15 - An interesting, segmented leaf. | Source
Photo 16 - Pink Plant, very interesting.
Photo 16 - Pink Plant, very interesting. | Source

Tall Trees on our Nature Walk

Photo 17 - I really love these trees, they are so tall and bring a smile to my face all the time.  The birds love them, and other little critters.  My son does too.  What a great day.
Photo 17 - I really love these trees, they are so tall and bring a smile to my face all the time. The birds love them, and other little critters. My son does too. What a great day. | Source

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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

You have a gift for seeing beauty in everything! How nice to have all this nearby to enjoy. Another good Hub!


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nifty@50 5 years ago

I especially like photo 6 ! Congratulations on an awesome photo collection oceansunsets!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

Nature is incredibly beautiful if we just take the time to notice. Nicely done and great pics. Voted Up and Awesome.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Awesome and beautiful hub. That was so sweet that your son invited you out for a walk to see these beautiful flowers - what a nice lad he must be!

The photographs are stunning and the flowers are all beautiful but I particularly like the ones that look like smally Daisies and the lilac/blue ones are awesome!

A very beautiful hub + voted up!


Kimberly 5 years ago

Your son has a wonderful appreciation of nature, and the fact that a thirteen year old wanted to spend a little time with his mother says he must be a great son and person. I enjoyed the pics too! Great article!


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Goodness, what a wonderful walk! Hehee, you've made me think of a lot of hikes and pleasant outdoor afternoons I've enjoyed with my parents. Thanks for that!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Mary thank you, you always make me smile with your comments. I know that I am blessed to have lots of nature around me, and this is the season where it gets colder and dreary, but that is good in its own ways too. Thanks again.

Nifty, thanks so much! Number 6 is the one my son really wanted me to see as well, or one of the top ones he wanted me to see. It's a beautiful, amazing color in a wildflower. :)

Carcro, thank you!

Seeker, thank you so much. You know, it really touched me, that he wanted to do that. Its a very rare thing, totally unexpected. He had taken a few flower and nature photos with his own phone, and loved to show me. It several days after that, that he asked me to go with him like this on a short walk. I was so happy, to say the least. Its a memory I will have forever and cherish forever. :)

Kimberly, Yes, he does appreciate nature. I got an appreciation of nature from my Dad, and it makes me happy that my son has it as well. Both my boys do I think, but it was my younger one that suggested this walk. He is a great son, both are. :) Thank you for stopping by.

Simone, that makes me smile, that this made you think of hikes and pleasant outdoor afternoons with your parents. How very sweet, I love that. You are a lucky person to have had parents like that! Thank you for stopping by and the comment. :)


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Paula. I'm so glad I found your beautiful hub. A lovely place to be whilst walking, talking and photographing with your young son. A memory I am sure you will treasure as time passes. Well done.

Graham.


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oceansnsunsets 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Graham, I am also so glad you found my hub! Thank you for your words, they made me smile. Yes, it is a memory I will treasure all the more as time passes. It would have been so easy to just skip such a walk, but I am so glad he suggested it and that we took the time. It is a joy for sure, and I will treasure it forever. Paula

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