laurelphotography Friday night pretty lights with school friends here for a "late over". #puremichigan #prettylight #mygirl #treeswing 3d

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laurelphotography And what's a forest hike without pictures of pretty lichen @jeansmithphoto ? #lichen #lovelynature #puremichigan 2w

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laurelphotography The robins grew and started foraging and roosting over the last few days, until finally venturing out. We thought they were gone for good, but tonight this one came back and let me feed her a snack in pretty light. #americanrobin #babybird #prettylight 2w
  •   cecook0 That is so cool. Have you seen our birds? I need to post the latest picture. They are still in the nest. 2w
  •   cideckerwitt I think it's awesome that one came back to say 'hello'. What did you name her? 2w
  •   laurelphotography @cideckerwitt I think this was the one Rowan named Alyssa. 2w

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laurelphotography Blooms and green... Everywhere. #puremichigan #michiganspring #magical 2w

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laurelphotography Finding this nest on the ground with hungry, traumatized robins inside just kicked my daughters' nurturing instincts into hyperdrive. If there's such a thing as being mothered to death, these birds are at high risk. Wish them luck :) 3w
  •   palomatheboston Oh no!!!! 3w
  •   sofiasideas Oh goodness! This will be quite an experience for the both of you, and a memory that will last a lifetime. Sending positive energy... 3w
  •   mbkr69 Just make sure you remind her she has to chew the worms first before feeding them to the birds. Ha!!! 3w
  •   1marjolaine oh my goodness!! 3w
  •   cecook0 Oh fun. We found a nest that we've been watching. 3w
  •   laurelphotography Aspen did offer to chew up the worms. She's crazy ;) @mbkr69 3w
  •   laurelphotography Is it a fallen nest? @cecook0 3w

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laurelphotography Thanks for the delicious ginger beer recipe @smithtravisj . Now, if anyone needs me, I'll be in that hammock over there. #nonalcoholic 4w

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laurelphotography "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." - Rachel Carson... And so our spring break was spent exploring nature and filling their reserves with family memories and a sense of wonder. 1mon

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laurelphotography Goodnight hugs in the hotel. Nobody loves to travel like Aspen loves to travel. #springbreak #myloves @nathanhogge 2mon

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laurelphotography Oh don't mind me, I can see you're all very busy... Just go back to making tadpoles. #frognightclub #latergram 2mon

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laurelphotography Loving the texture of this row of oak burls in black&white #burl #oakgrove #oak #beautifulnature #blackandwhite #puremichigan 2mon
  •   cideckerwitt Looks like the set of a mystery movie. 2mon
  •   jeansmithphoto Every time I see interesting tree bark or fungus or moss, I think of you and how happy little nature details make you. And also how you somehow use your phone as a beautiful macro nature camera and how I fail every time I try with mine. 2mon

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laurelphotography "Let's do one where we act like we don't know someone's taking a picture." Jean wisely went with #ohlookapenny ... I went with a cross between #ufosighting and #crazyperson. @jeansmithphoto 2mon

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laurelphotography First day of lacrosse, celebrated with his favorite treat... picture taken at a 4-way stop just before we continued down the road and hit a deer. So sad... We were fine, but the police had to come and put the poor thing out of its misery. Very sad. :/ #puremichigan #backroads #timhortons #donuts #lacrosse #mylove 2mon

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laurelphotography And just like that, I'm reminded why it's pointless to place value on objects... Even very pretty ones that make you smile inside because it's your favorite color and has a lovely pattern. #lifelessons #oops #sadface #nobigdeal #lessonlearned #again #chartreuse 2mon
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  •   jeansmithphoto Oooo that is....was....so pretty! Who broke it? 2mon
  •   laurelphotography It was actually a very dramatic story. Rowan climbed onto the counter to check if the butter we put in the window was soft enough to make frosting. Next thing I know she's hanging upside down, barely holding onto the window sill with her foot. I ran to grab her before she fell head first to the ground. It was so sad though, because she's so sensitive that she kept crying "I'm sorry. I'm sorry." She bruised her back, but was otherwise okay. I made her look at the mess (cupcakes ruined, cake decorating supplies scattered, plant and dirt everywhere, and the broken pot) and explained that every little thing was worthless, but the fact that she was okay was the most important thing to me. And then she helped clean it all so she would know mistakes can be fixed. It was a good moment in the end. @jeansmithphoto 2mon
  •   jeansmithphoto @laurelphotography Ahhhh dang it. Poor little Ro Ro!! 2mon
  •   cideckerwitt I bet she felt really sorry for making her momma sad. 2mon
  •   qdville Little girls are more important than glass plates. 2mon
  •   laurelphotography I completely agree @qdville . And honestly @cideckerwitt, I was only sad that she was so upset about it. I think in the end she realized it was not a big deal... just scary. 2mon
  •   beccakrigg Poor little love! You are such an awesome mama though for turning that into such a sweet teaching moment. People are more important than things, one of the best lessons my parents taught me as well :) 2mon

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laurelphotography On our walk last night, there was basically a river under the melting trail. Even though it's messy, it's a beautiful site after a long winter. 2mon

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laurelphotography He's always up for going outside with me. 2mon

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laurelphotography Blondie got a hair cut today... LOVE. #aline #haircut #mybaby #happyvday #sweetheart 3mon

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