After two rainy gray days in a row, we were so happy to open our sleepy eyes this morning and see bright sunlight streaming in through the windows. After breakfast we put on our warm clothes and headed over to the old quarry for a nice long walk. Ivo ran straight for the wild plum tree and was disappointed to discover that there was no more fruit to be eaten. But he had a splendid time chucking pebbles into the pond with Josh, and later he found an earthworm and decided to give it a ride in his toy Jeep. Afterwards he carefully returned the worm to the spot where he found it, gently covered it with a leaf and said, "nigh-night!" Adorable. And Josh checked on the ground bean plants that cover so much of the forest floor. They were getting really big and were almost ready to collect. Some of them were nearly the size of a peanut. OK, I know peanuts are small, but we are talking about beans here after all.