Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Evening Walks

Our quiet country road

Summer in the country is awesome for many reasons, and one of  those is summer evening walks. We try to get out every night after dinner for a walk together, the three of us and our dog Shelby.  It is usually very quiet, the birds are singing their last tunes of the day, little treasures are found and sometimes, if we are lucky, wildlife is spotted.


And he's off!

"Watch me spin mom."

Justin and I follow along as Reece burns up that last bit of energy

These walks are really special because they have been a part of our lives since we moved here fifteen years ago. Back then it was just Justin and I. Over the years these walks have included three dogs and now they include Reece.

A snail shell

The freedom to soar through the sky must be amazing!

Flowers for me from Reece :)

Some of the beauty around our home

Mother and son

Shelby

More beauty

Ground hog

One of my favourite trees on our walk

Sun setting behind the trees

These after dinner summer evening walks are very special to our little family. It is a chance for us to be in the moment with each other, to reconnect after the busyness of our day and to enjoy the beauty right outside our front door together, as a family.

Do you take an evening family walk?

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30 comments:

  1. We usually walk after dinner but it has been much too hot, your post makes me want to start up again! I love how your son runs on the walk :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love your country lane. We talk evening walks too, most nights, but I look forward to our upcoming move and like you, having more solitude and nature on our strolls.

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    1. Thanks, it is a really nice spot and we are lucky to have found it.

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  3. We do have an evening walk together. Usually it's just to the end of the street and back because it's still so hot outside. I love seeing where you live!

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    1. Yes, we had the heat last week too and missed a few nights of walking, it was just too hot. I hope one day you get to see it in person KC :)

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  4. It's so beautiful where you are. We love evening walks together. Lately we've been in the middle of a heatwave and have had to scale back, but it seems the weather is breaking a bit and we will be able to get back out with our three dogs. Walking as a family each day is something I'm most looking forward to when little lady makes her arrival.

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    1. Thanks Sara. We are in cool down mode here too, which is lovely. Hopefully the weather cools down for you and you can get back out there.

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  5. we do often take a family walk, usually on the weekend and in the morning as the heat here in the afternoon is oppressive. it's always relaxing and i love seeing the handful of nature treasures the kids bring home :)

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    1. Relaxing is the perfect way to describe it. Nature treasures are the best!

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  6. I love the simplicity and beauty of your posts. It reminds me of the lanes here in Cornwall, we love to do the same, or just wonder around the farm in the evening. I never think to do a post on the simple everyday things, but may be I should as it really is so beautiful. Thank you for linking up with Country Kids.

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    1. It is those simple special times we share together that remain with us forever.

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  7. I walk in the wee morning hours before my family is awake and my husband often walks late at night when I am about ready for bed! We use to walk together and still will stroll once in awhile, but I am very short legged and he is very tall so us splitting up for this activity works for me! Love your country road!

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    1. I like the idea of an early morning walk, I use to do this before Reece was born and I do hope to return to it, but right now the morning snuggles are too hard to resist.

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  8. Gorgeous images- you live in a beautiful place.
    Love savouring the day by ending it with a wonderful evening walk- kids love it- we love it.

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    1. Thank you, it is really beautiful and we love it. I have to admit though the pictures of Montana that you post are gorgeous and have me wanting to visit your little part of the world.

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  9. Beautiful photos! I love the mother and son shadow picture...what a precious moment in time. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Lydia, and I really appreciate the link up :)

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  10. how blessed to have this quiet road to wind down the day! reece is looking quite handsome with his summer tinged (and newly cut, right?) hair! or perhaps it's just the evening glow making it look lighter colored :) your road reminds me a lot of the state forest road that we walk. just got back from an evening stroll a little bit ago!

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    1. We are very lucky to have this little road to wonder on in the evenings. And yes, he got a haircut on Friday and it is getting a little lighter with the sun.

      Hope you enjoyed your evening stroll :)

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  11. What a beautiful place to live!! Reece is adorable!

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    1. Isn't he:) and he has one of the coolest moms in the whole world!!

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    2. Thanks Brooke, you are too kind :) Although I think you kids have one of the coolest moms in the world too!

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  12. I love your family walks! Reading your post made me yearn for summer, although I am enjoying of chilly winter :-) What a sweet lad you have. Thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times x

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    1. Thanks, we do too :) I think each season has something special about it. I love summer, but I also love winter - sweaters, knitting in front of the fire, hot tea, skating, early dark nights, warm soup for dinner, winter walks...all things I love about winter.

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  13. how beautiful, I love the shadows.

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