Boys and the "Wild"

by - August 11, 2011

Living in downtown Raleigh, there isn't much "wild" to be found. My ultimate wilderness escape  includes tall trees, cool air and a mountain stream, but when not the mountains, I prefer my wild to be manicured and safe for letting two small boys run around and explore. This makes the J.C. Raulston Arboretum one of my favorite urban escapes.

This week the temperatures dipped into the low 90s with cooler mornings. Two mornings in a row I took the boys out to do their thing that my boys do - run, explore, climb, and eat snacks. Our favorite discovery was the pond of croakers. These frogs were singing up a storm on our first visit, which had the Man-child cackling with laughter.

By the time I took this shot, he was over it.

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