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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Missy Goes on a Nature Hike

Missy and Roxanne go for a hike.
This morning when we woke up, the sun was shining.  It was another beautiful day in Texas!  It was a great day to be outside.  We decided to go for a hike.

We drove to the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, one of my favorite places.  The preserve is deep in a thick forest.  It has a beautiful hike through the pine trees and hardwoods.   Hiking is one of my favorite things to do.

Missy at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve
While Mom took this photo of Missy, I was already on the trail.  I was ready to go hiking!  
Roxanne is ready to hike!
 The hike is about a mile and a half long.  It goes through the woods and to a beautiful little lake.

Bedias Lake at George Mitchell Nature Preserve
While we were hiking, we saw the first sign that spring is on its way... flowers!!!

First signs of spring.
Then Missy saw a new plant that she had never seen before.  It is called a saw palmetto.  Palmettos only grows in southern forests from Texas to Florida.  Here's a photo of Missy and me in front of a palmetto.

Missy and Roxanne in front of saw palmetto.
We had a long hike today.  It was so much fun!

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