Summer is flying by...how can it be July already? I made it through weeks 2 and 3 of my bike commute to the Exploratorium, but I am still sore...will the soreness ever go away? I am learning so much and doing lots of fun activities, like measuring the speed of sound, making a camera obscura by putting a box over my head, taking stop-motion photos with blinky lights, and so much more! Did you know that different colored waters can mix or stay separate in inverted bottles?
Yellow + blue = green (sometimes)
Or how to set paper on fire without burning it?
Safety goggles are a must
I also have been enjoying yummy brunches with friends before my afternoons of science. I love summer! And this weekend, I went ollalieberry picking in Pescadero...I had not been since two summers ago. Jessica's girls Darcy and Molly helped find berries.
At berry level
Afterwards we went to Jeff's favorite beach in Half Moon Bay. I had a great time watching the girls run around on the sand.
I especially enjoyed watching Molly toddle about, picking up rocks and sand.
And I saw the dorsal fin of a dolphin in the water! (This after a barn owl sighting in the backyard the night before...what a great weekend of wildlife viewing!) It was a long walk back to the car, so Molly rode on Dan's shoulders for part of the way.
Hitching a ride
She didn't stay there for long though, she can be very wriggly when carried...she wants to walk! We also saw many little bunnies on the path.
And today I made a pie with all the ollalieberries. It turned out a bit soupy, but still tasty.
The pie was finished quickly at the first summer sit 'n knit. Such a fun weekend!