DONNA'S DAY: Family fun with nature


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 2:20pm

Photo courtesy of Donna Erickson

Hammer natural prints with garden leaves.

Green leaves just don't get the attention they deserve. Usually, we "ooh" and "aah" in the fall at the emerging splashy colors of crimson and golden leaves on trees and bushes. But there is infinite variety in the green and the gray of those leaves on trees, vegetable plants and bushes that continually grow, shade and add a natural umbrella in gardens and parks in the hottest of summer days.

Pick a handful of fresh leaves and sprouting greens from your trees, shrubs and vegetable garden, and look at them with your kids through a magnifying glass. Observe their intricate patterns and delicat...

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