Monday, July 2, 2012

Sharing

Every day Reece and I share our love for nature with each other. We might just spend some time in the yard watering, weeding and playing. We might take Shelby for a walk. We might hike at Long Sault Conservation Area just up the road from our home. Or might hop in the car and drive a little longer to another hiking trail. Whatever we choose to do in nature one thing is the same...our connection deepens, with nature and with each other.

Before Reece was born I worked close to an area designated as a wetland. It is an amazing trail system on Lake Ontario that is home to an amazing amount of wildlife, specifically birds. I would often run, hike and wonder these parts when I had the chance. I no longer work near this place and have not visited since 2007, before Reece was born. So last week, I packed up the back pack and away we went. It is more beautiful than I remember and Reece had a great time.

Look at the blue sky


That is all wetland...gorgeous

Look what we found

He enjoyed picking them...

And eating them


The trail system is built in loops, and most of them loop down to the lake

Only ones on the beach...lucky us

Little waves on the lake

Perfect spot to rest and have a snack

Yum!

Rocks :)

Heading to the water...

To throw rocks

And a few more

Beautiful field of milkweed, tiger lilies and black eyed susan

Lovely little teepee

Little man and I

Beautiful views are everywhere on these trails

Having fun!


One last look back

There is so much about this connection we share that I love, most of all though it is time spent with Reece, with no worries about the time, no schedule, no rushing. Just the two of us, in nature, being who we are and enjoying every moment of it.

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25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful day for a walk! Lovely pictures. I want to invite you to link up back at my blog. Today I launched "Mindful Mothering Mondays," and this post would be a wonderful addition!

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    1. It was a great day Lydia, and thanks.

      I have stopped by and linked up, thanks for hosting.

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  2. What a blessing that you get that time together and how much more special among nature's beauty.

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    1. It is a blessing that I am grateful for each and every day.

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  3. What a beautiful spot to share with your little man. It's so wonderful that you're building these memories together!

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    1. It is and we can't wait to go back. I do hope he remembers them, but if not, they are for him to see :)

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  4. Ah, Now I can see the boy on the beach photo with the rest of the story. What a perfect entry for Country Kids. Thank you for joining me, I have a feeling you will be back to those wetlands again!

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  5. I had no idea how big that lake really is! It looks like you are at the sea. I am also amazed how flat it Ontario is. I really was under the impression that there were mountains. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. I love the picture of the two of you together!

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    1. That would be Lake Ontario! Mountains, here, nope. We have really big hills, but no mountains, although it would be nice.

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  6. I would love to visit your area, it is so beautiful Kim. And the teepee is just fantastic! It looks like ya'll are having a great summer!

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    1. If you ever do visit Tracey, I do hope you will let me know, I would love to share our area with you.

      And yes, we are having a great summer.

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  7. what a beautiful spot! and oh my, what a perfect day for a hike, *love* those summer days. days i'm sure will be some of the sweetest memories for our boys!

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    1. It is and it was! Summer days like this one are the best - sun shining, cool breeze and time in nature, can't beat it.

      I do hope Reece remembers these days, I know I will.

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  8. Sure looks like a beautiful place!! We enjoy getting out in nature so much, we always find ourselves on such amazing journeys! Have a wonderful week!!

    Nicole
    Mama Of Many Blessings

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    1. It really is Nicole. Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a lovely week too.

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  9. Lovely photos Kim. It is so lovely the two of you spending this time together. As you say it's creating a lovely bond. Happy Canada Day for yesterday. Such a beautiful country you live in. xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie, I love spending time with him, he is the light of my life and sharing with him fills me with so much love and peace.

      It was a great Canada day, just the three of us at a waterfront festival, lots of fun!

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  10. What a lovely place to walk. Has Reece skipped a rock yet? I love the look on their faces the first time they do it...the awe followed by the grin.

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    1. Not yet Melissa. Justin has skipped a few for him to see but I don't think he quite gets the magic of it yet. I think the first time he does it will be the time it all comes to light.

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  12. What a wonderful day!! It is so beautiful there. Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

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  13. You have some amazing spots that you enjoy ~ and how nice to revisit after all this time :-) Lovely photos, and what fun Reece must have had throwing those rocks! Thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times x

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    1. We are very blessed is all I can say. He had a blast.

      Happy to share and thanks so much for hosting.

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