Took the kids and Ziyi out on a nature hike in West Virginia... what a beautiful day!!!! I taught the kids to do silent walking as so we could see nature instead of hearing it run through the woods!.... we actually followed some tracks of some deer and sure enough... we came out in a small clearing on top of a small herd... about 8 deer.... it was really neat!! the deer heard us but didn't run... the kids froze at the treeline and we just watched as they returned to grazing, ever vigilant of our presence.... we watched in silence as they wondered around.... finally I think they sniffed us and bolted.... but it was a few magical moments!! We saw several fox galloping around.
... tons of rabbits and we did see bear tracks but very old and worn... not recent.... it was a lovely day! Warm and summer-like but... enjoyable in the outdoors!!