This is a slight departure from the "normal" Nature Photo of the Week. For the 36th week, I chose the theme "Stranger."
Out of the photos I took this past week, this one from our first 4-H meeting of the year, shows how children - some strangers to one another and some friends who knew one another from last year - came together and had fun playing with a parachute.
Getting youth outside - whether they are 2 years old or 15 years old (the age ranges of the youth in our 4-H club and their younger siblings) - is so important to their health and well-being. The smiles, laughter, and fun they had together was worth the investment of the parachute.
Children who were once strangers easily became friends this week when they were having fun together playing outdoors in nature.