As part of the Great Outdoor Challenge, we are spending some time outside every day this month, rain or shine. Today, rain. Since my tumultuous trip to purchase some new spring books in London, Finn and I have been frequently reading Where Do They Go When It Rains? When we finished dinner to barely sprinkling rain, I told Finn and Elizabeth that we should see if we could find any bugs hiding under the leaves (the part of the story that seems to really stick with Finn) to seek shelter from the rain. Of course, I assumed we'd be outside for a half hour or so, not really find anything, then head back in to continue our evening routine. I'm very glad I was wrong.
Almost immediately, Elizabeth found a couple of tiny black bugs taking shelter in the dandelions.
You can barely see one of them on the bottom petals of this dandelion.
Finn tried his luck at some of the bushes between our yard and the pasture.
He was rewarded with a buggy find of his own.
I truly love when they get to see nature in action that we've been reading about, even when it's just a simple picture book come to life. Thank you, Lisa, for this challenge. Without it, we might not have gone out in the rain this evening, and we certainly would have missed something special.