Monday, August 6, 2012

Connection


There is something that pulls me to nature. 
I feel it on days when time has gotten away from me, 
a tug, a pull, a sensation that tells me I have not connected with Mother Earth. 
I am often a little off on those days...my soul feels off balance. 


When I head into nature, when I make the time to connect, I feel a sense of peace. 
The moment I step into the woods, 
sit by the water 
or run on the trails 
I am over come with a feeling...a feeling I can't quite describe, but it is amazing.


It is also the reason I make sure I take Reece into nature on a regular basis. 
It is not only me that changes with that first step onto the trail, Reece does too. 
I can feel it and I am pretty sure he can feel it too. 
There is a sense of calm that washes over both of us. 
No words are spoken those first few minutes on the trail, we just take it all in. 
We watch.
We listen.
We breath.
We feel.
And then we explore. 




We usually find a nice spot for lunch along the trails,
we eat, we talk, we enjoy each others company.


I love these moments, just Reece and I, 
connecting with each other and Mother Nature. 
I know he finds the same sense of peace and magic I find 
and for that I am so very grateful.


"The human spirit needs places 
where nature has not been rearranged 
by the hand of man."

~Author Unknown~

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Linking up with Heather at Naturally Crafted Mama for {Into Nature}


Linking up with Small Town Simplicity for Mindful Mothering Monday's

32 comments:

  1. Anytime we have tantrums or general crankiness I take the girls outside for a walk. It really does wonders like you say!

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend time with your son. He will always remember these moments.

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  3. Love seeing your adventures! My son loved being outside anytime, any season.

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    1. We have so much fun on our adventures. He is definitely an outside boy and I love it!

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  4. Thank you Kim for taking us along on your nature walk, your country is so beautiful!

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    1. My pleasure Tracey...maybe one day I can show you around :)

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  5. So beautiful! And you seem to have the best luck for meeting nature's friends along the way!

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    1. Thanks Victoria. And we do, not sure why, but we always come across some friends wherever we are.

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  6. I definitely know that feeling. You are so wonderful! :)

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  7. All so true. Love the picture of you two!

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  8. Love the shot of the birds! Such thoughtful words...thank you for sharing them.

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    1. That mama bird and her baby stayed very still while I snapped some pictures. It was really just a fluke that we spotted them, we were just finishing our hike and I saw a bird sitting in a tree with worm in her mouth and I knew it was for her baby. So we watched and sure enough she flew right into the nest. It was beautiful!

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  9. Lovely. Reece will cherish these days with you forever. Such a wonderful gift you are giving him by teaching him to connect back with nature.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. These days are pretty special to me too.

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  10. This was such a beautiful post! I feel the same peace as you describe as soon as we "hit the trail" :)
    I love that last picture :)

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  11. Thank you for posting this. We are in the midst of a big move and your post is a very good reminder of how important it is to take time to stay connected to nature. We have all been feeling a little off here as we say goodbyes and anticipate life in our new home. A long walk in the woods would help us all stay centered and at peace as we move through this transition. Thank you.

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    1. It is my pleasure, and I think you are so right. There is something about being out in nature, experiencing it and taking a deep breath that brings peace to us.

      Good luck with the move.

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  12. So beautiful and inspiring! LOVE that last photo of you two..so sweet! ~Brooke

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  13. also.. have you read, think like a mountain?

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