I so enjoy exploring nature with my daughter and nephews. We took a relaxing walk through the children's garden at the New York Greenway, making a few stops along the way. (click on any photo to enlarge)
We just sat in silence...and listened to the sound of water...
My daughter thought this tree stump looked like the replica of a city. Can you see it?
Suspended at least 20 feet from a tree by a silk thread, almost invisible to the eye, was this resilient creature. The children had an ongoing debate as to whether it is an inch worm or a caterpillar. We watched it dance as the wind blew. It's amazing how it kept hanging on by that slither of a thread totally disregarding the strength of the wind...a lesson in life to never give up!
Most people certainly walked right on by this snail. Slow and steady wins the race.
And what's a garden walk without the gratuitous flower shot? The menagerie of scents was oh so inspiring.
*Inspirational Monday is hosted by vchelle at Operation You.