Into the woods....autumn at Lair O' The Bear state park.

In this set of pictures, you will see Q playing the drums on a tree stump. Those of you whose children are addicted to Yo Gabba Gabba will understand the source of this little drama.
As for this - I can't even begin to explain this, but I think it might have something to do with gymnastics. Nice show of balance, either way!
This little ritual is one she indulges in often of late. She is imitating her daddy's shaving ritual, from patting the shaving cream on to rinsing to the rubbing of the aftershave into palms and jowls. Too, too funny. Cracks me up each and every time.
Reading signs and stopping to smell the flowers.

Here, she is indicating to me that she has heard a particularly delightful and unusual bird call. Fluttering of both hands next to her ears is one of her made-up signs, meaning either crickets or birdsong. Very expressive girl.
Just, beauty.

Singing to herself. When I set her on this log (just a little too high for her to get on or off of her own accord) I thought she might object. Instead, she settled in and made it her own, gazing at the canopy of trees overhead, listening to birdsong, and finally...just signing to herself out loud.


Heather said...

What gorgeous pictures! QQ looks like a little fairy from my dreams! Sorry I haven't been by in awhile, but real life has kept me busy!

Michele said...

As always, your pictures are breathtaking.

chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a fun time!

Juliette said...

Can we come for a walk with you? Looks so much fun and beautiful.

sarahthefantastic said...

Love all the pictures, but especially the singing ones.

Jan said...

A truly beautiful nature girl!!! As usual, Maia, beautiful pictures!!

Virginia and Doug said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures of your little woodland sprite!

Gin =)

Yoli said...

These are sweet images of Q in the fall. She is now taking gymnastics, so please share some photos when you can. I think that is going to be very successful, she is naturally atheletic.