Tharin, the son of photographer Tytia Habing, inspects a moth they found by the pool. Habing has been photographing Tharin as he explores their farm in rural Illinois. "I hope people will look at (the photos) and remember that kids need to be outside," she said.
Tharin jumps on his uncle's trampoline.
Tharin plays with his grandfather's welding helmet near his cousin Collin's "fort."
"My best friend bought (Tharin) a magnifying glass for Christmas," Habing said. "He was looking at lighting bugs crawling out of the grass at dusk."
Tharin surveys the area from atop a four-wheeler. He's obsessed with his four-wheeler and will venture all over the farm, his mother said. "His grandpa has one, his uncle has one, he thinks he needs a bigger and better one," she said. "He will literally ride that four-wheeler all day long, till he runs out of gas."
Tharin plays with a vine that crawls along the pool fence each year.
Tharin hides behind towels near the pool.
Tharin explores the greenhouse, which has lots of spiders. "He looked like he was in outer space," Habing said of this photo.
Tharin plays with a toy gun he made out of cardboard and electrical tape. "A storm was blowing in and the sky was gorgeous," his mom said.
"We had a big storm blow through before bed," Habing said of this photo. "After it passed, (Tharin) ran outside in his PJs with his Batman mask. He stood right in front of a massive puddle and struck the Batman pose."
Tharin and the family cat Bob join Habing in the garden.
Tharin wears his goggles in the pool.
Tharin plays near the Ohio River. "I just let him do his own thing," she said.