Weekend Adventures

“For the highs and lows and moments between, mountains and valleys, rivers and streams, for where you are now and where you will go, for “I’ve always known,” and “I told you so,” for nothing is happening,” and “all has gone wrong,” it is all in this journey you will learn to be strong. And…

So much more

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir This morning I went out to get some fresh air at a local nature reserve after several days of cold and rain. Sunny and warmer than we’ve seen in days, the weather seemed to draw dozens of families to the trails….

Shaw Nature Reserve

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

Shinrin Yoku

Strolling through the woods has always been a bit of an escape for me. Wandering around slowly, taking photos, listening closely, breathing deeply…it’s my happy place. Turns out, there’s a reason. As I read this morning, it would seem that I’ve been unknowingly utilizing a Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku, translated “forest bathing” or luxuriating…

Hike in the 100 Acre Wood

  “Hey Mom, let’s take a hike.” Sunshine…Saturday…time spent with my son in the great outdoors… Gee, twist my arm. It’s amazing how much scenery can be packed into a relatively short trek. Along the way, I’m pretty sure we found Piglet’s house in the 100 Acre Wood. If this thing had a door… Don’t…

Out For a Walk

Flowers of different shades… …different stages of blooming… …as far as the eye can see… …and then some. (and some more!) A yard not too far from our house has a carpet of these lovely lavender blooms early every spring. Tonight I decided to take a walk and pay them a visit. Along the way…

Surprise

A late afternoon walk through the neighborhood with Drew. Wonderful company and lots of lovely things along the way, including yellow lady bugs. Never noticed before, but several of our neighbors have apple trees. Who knew.  Funky purple blooms on a vine are winding all the way up a power line — so cool. And…