Tuesday, March 5, 2013
We head out on our daily nature adventure. Today we stay close to home, heading up the country road into our neighbours forest. We have no plans, we are just walking, talking, laughing and enjoying each others company. As we head into the forest, his eyes catch something in the snow. I see him smile, then he looks at me with a sparkle in his eyes...rabbit tracks he says. I say yes and we are off.
We spend the next little while following those tracks, in and out of the trees, wondering where our little friends were going and why and when they were here. We are in the moment with each other, there is no sense of time, no hurry to get anywhere, just the two of us aware of nothing but each other and the tracks we are following.
Then he spots a hole, and another hole and yet another. The tracks lead right up to the holes. There are little bits of bark and branches chewed off. He is excited, he has found the rabbit holes. We stop and look at them, peeking in as far as we can. Both of us laying in the snow trying our best to sneak a peek. We giggle.
It feels good to share this Reece, to watch as he discovers and explores the world around him. He surprises me as we walk pointing out a sumac bush, then some dogwood, a cedar tree and finally an oak leaf. He listens and sings "chickadee dee dee" back to the chickadees. He feels comfortable in the forest. He is at home here. This connection strengthens our connection and brings so much joy and happiness to both of us.
We spend a lot of time in nature, it feels so right to be out there, to connect to something so magical and so full of wonder. It is a place we both feel comfortable, free and totally in the moment with each other. We feel her call to us every day, to come out and explore, play and be a part of all she has to offer. We accept her invitation, we play, we explore and when we are done, we express our gratitude for all she gives us.
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Love this post- nothing more wonderful than being outside- awesome that Reese is becoming the the "bird whisperer"- you live in a beautiful spot!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I totally agree, outside is where it is at :)Delete
Now you will have to go read all the books about rabbit holes! I love that you two are connecting beyond being mother and son but to human beings enjoying the world together.ReplyDelete
Oh trust me we have been going crazy looking up rabbit stuff :)Delete
I enjoyed the walk with you and I can imagine the fresh cold air mingled with the hope of spring. It's sunny today before the snow we are to get tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it, we are happy to take you along :)Delete
Fun! We need to do more of these! :)ReplyDelete
I think everyone needs to do more of these, so good for the soul :)Delete
What a lovely adventure! :)ReplyDelete
PS - love the wellies :)
This is lovely...what a sweet adventure! And you can't have this kind of adventure without the appropriate adorable boot:) XOReplyDelete
Awe thanks, we really do love our nature adventures.Delete
on our daily explorations we also spend a lot of time looking for tracks and wondering (and making up) who lives in what holes :)ReplyDelete
It is all so much fun!Delete
So many more of our adventures have been close to home lately - out our backdoor into the woods. Love those bunny holes.ReplyDelete
Ours too! It is amazing what you can find so close to home.Delete
Lovely pictures and post, I love hearing about your adventures and so appreciate that nature time! I am thankful to be able to do that same thing where I live, but am sure I do not do it enough!ReplyDelete
Thanks Margot. Nature time is so huge for us, we need it, crave it actually and enjoy it so much.Delete