Project Alicia : WW: Buckets O' Critters, Heaven Help Me!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

WW: Buckets O' Critters, Heaven Help Me!

95 degrees. Sticky. Sweaty. Perfect for ice cream and pool time. But no. Lucky me. My rugrats would much prefer to grab their nets and buckets and go on a critter hunt. Frogs, toads, snakes, tadpoles, and any amphibian that is stupid enough to come out of hiding. Just be glad little man didn't catch the snake. I lost count but they were up to 120+ tadpoles at one point. Heaven help me!

(Pics were taken at the Devonian Fossil Gorge in Coralville, IA.)

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If you want to know why the toad looks grumpy here, just check out this photo on my fb page. It says it all.

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On a much sweeter note, I had the opportunity to photograph Little Eva this week. If you haven't seen them yet, take a looksie. She is a doll!

If you would like to help Joplin, I have the perfect opportunity. Read more here.

And don't forget to stop by with your refreshing pics for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge this Friday! (Hosted by Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and myself.)

If you have a photo just link it below. Wordless, Not So Wordless, or Wordful posts are all welcome. Make sure to stop by some of the other WWs.

Wordish WednesdayLive and Love...Out Loudseven clown circusBetter in Bulk

The Paper Mama and then, she {snapped}




94 comments:

  1. Now that's a lot of tadpoles! My son would have loved to tag along with your two. It sounds like a perfect day for him. May have to do that with him soon. :)

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  2. I can just see them having a blast Alicia!!!

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  3. Is that on your property? How beautiful and what great adventures it must hold. Looks like that toad was posing for you on the rock!

    ~Mimi

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  4. Tons of Fun!! I Love Critters!

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  5. oh, that reminds me...
    i used to catch tadpoles!!!
    but we did it with solo cups!! ha ha

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  6. Great shots! And it looks like they were having fun. But I must say, toad and I arent in good terms LOL!

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  7. This is my kids all time FAV thing to do!! I need to head to the dollarstore this week in fact, need more nets! :)

    Shasher's Life

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  8. You are such a cool momma to go critter-hunting with them!

    Beautiful shots. :)

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  9. How fun. Reminds me a lot of my childhood except we never caught frogs that big.. they were very little :) Happy WW Alicia xo

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  10. Bless your heart - I just spent a couple of hours outside and had to come home and take a shower.

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  11. You guys are always on some grand adventure with camera in hand! I always lovve your photos, but also the stories behind what you did!!
    Have a great week,

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  12. I love how you got in on it!
    Do they want some birds and bugs? They can have mine!
    :)))
    Tiffany

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  13. this brings back great memories! it had to be cooler by the water tho?

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  14. Looks like everyone is having a great time! I can't wait until summer break starts for us here in Canada!

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  15. Im lucky enough my son still very cautious when it comes to bugs and critters!

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  16. Nice set of photos. The closeup of the frog (or is that a toad?) sitting on the rock is cool. He looks kind of grumpy to me.

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  17. I love that picture of the frog on the rocks. And her pigtails are the cutest thing ever!! What fun summertime pictures!

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  18. I'm with you that I'd rather go to the pool or sprinkler, lol. look at all those frogs!

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  19. How fun! Nature at it's best!

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  20. I love the pics! My kids could spend all day doing that as well. Happy WW!

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids!

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  21. What a fun adventure....love the frogs:)

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  22. Your photos bring back so many memories of my childhood, finding frogs with my sisters.

    Happy WW!

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  23. It looks like the kids had a great time! But blech, toads creep me out!

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  24. I had no idea Iowa was that pretty! Cool pics. Gotta love the toad at the end!

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  25. More beautiful pictures from you!! I really enjoyed them; Iowa ought to send you commissions for inducing tourism!

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  26. I don't know how you do it, pretend to not gross out at the sight of all of their critters! I'm not very good at it. lol By the way, I loooooooooove the first shot of the toad. Or frog. Whatever it is. My point is, it's freaking awesome! :)
    Good luck with the tadpoles!

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  27. Awesome photos!!!
    I couldn't help but add words, then some more words; then even more words to my WW post. Check it out and you'll see why!
    Char
    The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom
    http://1epicmom.com

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  28. My girls love finding critters. Love your shots

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  29. That looks like such a fun time : ) Love your matching shirt with your daughter. How sweet is that?

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  30. I just have to wonder now....did any of those creatures come home with you?

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  31. How do you manage to make a TOAD look gorgeous? :)

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  32. Nice photos as usual they looked like they had a great time critters and all

    Have a nice WW!

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  33. Hey, but at least you got to critter hunt at a beautiful location, right?

    Provided it was a snake-free day, I would be all for it :)

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  34. I'm relieved to see you all having such a great time with all the recent storms and your waiting for spring it sings to have sprung gloriously and there are still two weeks left til summer to enjoy spring days.

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  35. I love that picture of the frog. We've had one visiting us lately too. I keep telling Jellybean to kiss it, so she gets her Prince, but she doesn't believe me.

    What?!?

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  36. Gorgeous pictures! I actually like the toad ones :)

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  37. Children love little critters don't they!

    Thanks for the chance to share again. I accidentally messed up the first crop (no.72) so redid it with no.73. Sorry, feel free to delete 72.

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  38. That's a lot of frogs! Love the pigtails, sunshine and happy smiles.

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  39. What wonderful pictures of their childhood!

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  40. What a fun day, even with that scary looking frog, lol. Beautiful pictures :)

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  41. I'm sure the kids had a blast. What a great way to spend a summer day outside. I used to do things like this when I was a kid and I'm just waiting until my tot is going to start looking for frogs.

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  42. Looks like a great time outside!

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  43. Gorgeous photos! I stumbled on your blog through a link up and I'm so glad I did! New follower all the way! Love photography and look forward to being inspired by you :)

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  44. Looks like everyone had fun! Except the frogs, probably though... I must say, after spending 5 days in AZ - I'll take their 100 degrees w/ little humidity over 80+ degrees here in MI where it's sticky and sweat pours down you like a bucket any day! Sigh. ;)

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  45. Eww, no slimy critters for me, thanks! Keep that bucket away! At least they had fun! Great pics as always!

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  46. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.
    Happy WW from the Netherlands!

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  47. What a cool adventure! My kids love to find Fossils, too! They are even looking for them in our garden and are still hoping to find some. ;o)

    Happy WW!
    Verena

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  48. Looks like such an awesome day! Beautiful location and happy kids, what more could you want?

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  49. Great pictures, reminds me of my childhood, also caught frogs.

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  50. My two boys love catching frogs and salamanders too! We get a lot of those in our wooded yard. Great photos Alicia. Happy WW and thanks for the link!

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  51. So sorry about the triple submission today -- had problems with Mr. Linky. Hope you can fix!

    Looks like we both did a little pond walkin' this week! Great photos, as usual. :)

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  52. What a gorgeous place! I would love to explore it myself. Happy Wednesday, Alicia!

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  53. Love these! I have that same tank you're wearing.

    The crop tool for Mr. Linky didn't work as you can see from my thumbnail. Hmm.

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  54. This looks like to much fun! That frog is priceless. Stopping by today from Daphne's Wordless Wednesday. Have a great day!

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  55. You have to appreciate how much fun you were having as a family. I doubt this will be an activitiy you all choose a few years from now.

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  56. Hey! I'm just north of Ames!

    I love that last picture!

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  57. Looks like a great time in a fantastic place. Just beautiful. Great shots.

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  58. It's as if the frog is posing for you!

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  59. your kids are sooo cute and those picture are absolutely exceptional!

    what great find!

    have a great day!
    betty

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  60. Princess Nagger would have loved to jump right into the middle of all that fun! :) The shots are beautiful - as are your subject matters. ;)

    WW: 2nd Grade "Like" Notes

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  61. Catching tadpoles and having dozens of pet toads was how I spent every single summer! Aww, the memories! And your kids are lucky enough to have it all in photos - that's awesome!! :o)

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  62. Oh My Gravy what a fun day. I can see my kids just loving this adventure. Whatever do they do with all of them?

    Thanks for sharing amazing photos as always.

    http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/2011/06/wordless-wednesday-with-linky.html

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  63. Great images!! I am loving the frog one :)

    Thank you for linking up -
    Happy {semi} wordless wednesday ♥

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  64. That place is beautiful, love all the photos!

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  65. Oh my goodness, I'd be saying the same thing!!!

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  66. Great photos, and critter hunting looks like a lot of fun.

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  67. What fun! Looks like something we would do on a summer day. Gorgeous photos, btw.

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  68. Oh my goodness! At least they're active! I would be glad that mine didn't catch a snake. LOL

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  69. My oldest freaks out when she get around or sees any critters so I think being a critter catcher is probably preferable. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

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  70. Looks like so much fun!! :)

    Mandy
    http://atlantamilitarymom.com/wordless-wednesday-water-baby-with-linky

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  71. I love those frog shots. thanks for hosting.

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  72. Love the photos . . . although I don't think you could get me that close to a toad! LOL!

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  73. How fun! Sorry that they wanted bugs instead of beach....hopefully SOON!

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  74. Coralville, huh? I went to college of U of I, but I lived in Coralville my Senior year.

    Gorgeous pictures. Happy WW~

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  75. Absolutely love your pics! My favorite is the close-up of the frog!

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  76. Oh my how fun! Although I don't like toads and critters and reptiles of any sort really! But the little ones are cute and looks like they're having fun~

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  77. Another froggy! Love it...and all of the photos are stunning.

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  78. Really nice photos! I so love frogs!

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  79. Looks like a perfect day at the beach...complete with froggy friends! Awesome photos.

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  80. Such wonderful photos. Great looking kids. Doylene

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  81. yay! Frog Catching!!! A love of mine! :D I like to catch many many many with my niece and then we let them all go at the same time and it's crazy looking. I can't wait to get some pictures with my new camera!

    -Samantha
    www.kreativekaring.com

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  82. Hello! I love the colour of the photos! I wish I could take photos like that! I am a new follower via WW

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  83. Great Picture! I’m following, visiting from the Wordless Wednesday Linky Hop! Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  84. OK, some I'm little late...
    Love your flower post above!

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  85. It looks like a wonderful way to spend the day

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  86. I dont know what is cuter - your kids or that baby frog :D

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