Ah, it’s Thanksgiving Day!
Before the craziness sets in, pause for a still moment of peace and solve a nature puzzle
Bundle up and sit out in the crisp air to listen to the birds chirping, or sit by a window where you can watch the squirrels begin to stir and scurry. Watch for those beautiful Cardinals and Jays, too!
Have you got your coffee, tea, or cocoa? Wonderful. Let us begin.
- “Falls from pine trees.”
Brown, sometimes spiky, very collectible and great for decorations or crafts.
2. “Has roots, a bough, branches and a large, reaching canopy.”
This one is exactly what you think it is. I just made it sound complicated 🤪
3. “Delicate petals sitting on a slim stem which can be smooth or thorny.”
Beautiful in a bouquet, this one is exactly what you’d think 🙂
4. “The leafy ones that DON’T sit on a trunk.”
They do still have branches, though. Stubby, and sits straight on the ground most of the time. Some can be tall. They serve as great hedges or accents under a window.
5. “This animal enjoys hiding acorns and snacking on them in winter.”
Our furry, bushy-tailed, scurrying friend. As an extra hint, he/she’s hidden in the puzzle backwards 😉
6. “The little, annoying buggers that are attracted to anything sweet, such as fruits… especially that watermelon you brought to your campout.”
Gnat was certainly a good guess, but not quite it. They crawl; have three segments; they’ve got a proverb written after them; and range from red to very dark brown, but are often simplified in cartoons as black. In coloring pages, they’re often depicted as a trail leading to the watermelon 😉
7. “The inclement state of the outdoors.”
Rainy, sunny, cloudy, cold, hot, humid, this is the _________. Dress accordingly!
8. “…scatter the ground in autumn in beautiful mapley colors”
Strewn across nature’s floor during fall when trees shed their beautiful colors.
9. “Soft green spears that are basically earth’s hair.”
Mother Nature’s hair, earth’s carpet. It’s green, soft and you can find lots of it in parks 😉
10. “If you want to see the sights, take a path up the terrain on a ______!”
Pack some boots and a hat, plenty of water, and maybe a walking stick. Don’t forget the camera and a field guide!
11. “Blanket and a basket of food in a park or anywhere :)”
Great to take with you on an outdoor outing for a nice luncheon in nature.
12. “Wings and feathers.”
Watch them flit from tree to tree, branch to branch, and set out some seed in a little house for them, and don’t forget a little fountain bath!
13. “Rushes over a bed of rocks; Salmon’s favorite habitat. Often large, wide, and extending for miles and miles–sometimes even across states and states.”
There’s many of them, the Mississippi, the Nile, the Colorado, etc…
14 and final! “The tall dirt and rock protrusions that are much taller than hills, and prime location for a wonderful view of valleys or towns or landscape.”
High peaks great for hikes and taking in the sights! When driving on them, they’re windy and the pressure gets pretty high!
You’ve finished! Take a breather, sip that coffee and watch the sun rise. Everything’s gonna be alright. Look at how intricate nature is! Your life is looked after the same way, and you’re much more important (far more than many sparrows! Matthew 10:31) ❤
Happy Thanksgiving folks. What are you glad for this year? Share in the comments 🙂
Blessings and health,