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It snowed and snowed at Woodland Whimsy yesterday. The goblins wanted to go out, but I told them they had to wait until today, when it was not actually snowing. They were asking to go out first thing in the morning. It wasn’t even light out yet. It was also 14 degrees. I told them we could go out when it was 25 degrees outside. They were so happy when we reached the designated temperature at about noon. Goblins don’t get cold, but I do. I put on my cold weather clothes and out we went.

Robyn and Ricky

Robyn and Ricky

Robyn and Ricky were so happy to be out in the snow.

Myron and his snow ball.

Myron and his snow ball.

Myron made a snowball right away. I was afraid that he was up to no good.

Oh No!

Oh No!

I was right. Myron hit Fred right on top of his head with the snowball.

Building a snow man

Building a snow man

Robyn and Ricky started to build a snowman. At least some of the goblins were playing nicely together.

Fred's get away

Fred’s get away

Fred climbed up a twig to get away from Myron and his snowballs. I wondered if that would actually keep him safe.

All done

All done

“Look, look! We finished out snowman! Hurry, take a picture of us!” Both Robyn and Ricky were so excited to have made their snowman. He even had a face and arms. They did a great job.

Not safe

Not safe

Poor Fred was not safe. Myron hit him with a snowball and knocked him out of his shrub. I told the goblins that that was enough. It was time to brush the snow off and go in the house for a nice cup of cocoa.

 

 

 

 

 

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Like many of us, Fred is concerned about keeping active and being fit. He doesn’t like to go the gym though. He gets his workout in the forest.

Workout Tree

Workout Tree

All Fred needs for a good workout is the right tree.  “It is great exercise climbing up and down the tree.” Fred explained to me.

Lichen Climbing

Lichen Climbing

“Finding the right tree is very important.” Fred continued, “It needs to have long lichen to climb up and slide down.”

Pull ups

Pull ups

Fred is very serious about his pull ups. He wouldn’t pause, or even slow down so I could get a good clear picture.

Moss yoga mat

Moss yoga mat

After his vigorous tree exercise, Fred likes to slow it down and do some yoga on a nice moss mat to round out his workout.

 

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Happy Monday! A new week is started with all the promise that comes with a new beginning. Fred not only went fishing with the family while we were on vacation, he went out tromping around the woods with us too.

Tree stump

Tree stump

This little stump made a perfect seat for Fred. He sat on it and looked at the beautiful forest that surrounded him.

Coral Mushroom

Coral Mushroom

Fred saw some coral mushrooms from where he was sitting. He ran over the check them out. “These are really good to eat!” Fred told me. He was right. They were delicious.

Slime mold

Slime mold

“This is not good to eat,” explained Fred. ” It is pretty to look at though.”

Sitting on a split log

Sitting on a split log

Fred found a split log to sit on. He likes to sit for a while to figure out what he wants to see next.

Thimble berry flowers

Thimble berry flowers

“I want to see those flowers!” exclaimed Fred, “but I can’t reach them.” Fred got a boost up the steep embankment so he could get a close look at the thimble berry flowers. “When they have berries, these taste very good. I wish they had some berries now.” said Fred wistfully.

Rock climbing

Rock climbing

Fred clambered up to the top of a rock for a better view. He saw something else he wanted to see.

Pennstemon

Penstemon

Fred found some beautiful penstemon blooming in a rocky hill side.

Where is Fred?

Where is Fred?

It was time for us to head back home. I couldn’t see Fred anywhere. I called him and he answered, “I’m over here.” I still couldn’t see him.

Closer

Closer

“Over this way! Come closer.” Fred shouted. Ah, there he is. “I wanted to see this woodpecker hole.” said Fred, “It would be a good home for a little goblin that needed one.” We gathered Fred up when he was finished exploring the hole and carried him to the truck. He was a bit sleepy from his fun day out in the woods. He was happy to get home to his nice, soft bed.

I hope you enjoyed Fred’s day in the woods as much as he did. On Wednesday, Fred will show you how to get a good work out in the woods.  You can see more of my sculptures here Woodland Whimsy or here Woodland Whimsy’s Facebook. Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I would like to introduce you to Fred. At a bit under three inches, he is the smallest goblin baby I have seen. I found him in the woods of North Idaho.

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When several people in the family decided to go fishing, Fred wanted to go to.

Strapping down the canoe.

Unloading the canoe

Fred was so happy to be able to go fishing. He loves doing new and exciting things. He couldn’t wait to get the canoe unloaded from the truck and into the lake.

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Snuggled up warm

Kyle was a bit chilly, so Fred snuggled into his jacket to help keep him warm.

Checking out the worms

Checking out the worms

Bella showed Fred the worms. “Can I eat them?” asked Fred. Bella explained that the worms where used to catch fish.

In the water

In the water

Finally, the canoe was in the water. Fred jumped in right away and got a good seat. He was ready to go.

Checking out how it works

Checking out how it works

Bella showed Fred how to go about fishing. The poles were all too big for him to handle though. He still had a good time watching and thinking about how he could do it too.

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

Sadly, their luck fishing was not very good. Fred thought that this little perch would make a great feast, but everyone else thought it was too small so it was thrown back.

His own pole

His own pole

When they got back to shore(without any fish), Fred found his own pole and tried his luck from the dock. His luck wasn’t any better than the rest of the crew.

Froggy friend

Froggy friend

When it was Fred’s turn in the restroom before heading home, he saw something up in the corner. He ran out the door. “Please come give me a boost!” I see something up in the corner. Fred said hi to the frog and got a photo take with him. Then it was time to go. Fred was tired and slept in the truck all the way home.

Thank you for reading this story. You can see more of my art work on my webpage or facebook page.

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