Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Day in the Woods
















When I got up Friday morning I could fell something gently pulling me. The pull was familiar, it is one I feel often...a pull to head out into nature. I packed up a backpack with all the essentials for a day in the woods, convinced Justin he should take the day off and join Reece and I, which really wasn't that hard, grabbed the camera and off we went.

We headed to a favourite spot with a plan to feed the birds and chipmunks, hike, look for wild plants and enjoy a little picnic. What we found was so much more.

We fed chipmunks, blue jays and wood peckers. We saw wild turkeys, a couple of geese with their goslings, a swan and a little bunny hiding in the bush. Reece climbed a tree and I searched for tracks. We found garlic mustard, wood sorrel, yarrow, wild strawberries and motherwort. We found peace, quiet and connection. Connection to each other and to the earth. We left the watch at home and enjoyed a day of timelessness, letting our natural clocks guide us and enjoying each moment.

We filled ourselves up, nourished our souls and headed back to the car with smiles on our faces, grateful for a day in the woods.

32 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely day. We have begun making a list of all the parks we are going to visit in our new area. I am looking forward to it.

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    1. You guys are going to have so much fun exploring, can't wait to hear all about it.

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  2. I feel peaceful whenever I read your nature outings. It does a body mind and spirit good to connect with nature :)

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  3. Looks like a lovely day. Reece looks like an animal whisperer already. :)

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  4. Wow--what awesome bits of wildlife. Can't believe you were able to get that close to the turkeys.

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    1. It was a pretty good day for sightings. The were two flocks of turkeys, this one was a little more accepting than the other flock :)

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  5. The wild turkeys would have been the high light of my day but all the free food to boot! Yummy!

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    1. They are pretty cool. We didn't bring home too much, it is a conservation area so they kinda frown on it. Just a few nibbles here and there :)

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  6. Sounds like a lovely lovely day... Something I wish we could do more often... Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Just looking at these pics helps to nourish my soul :) Love the chipmunk pic :)

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    1. Oh how I wish we could visit this place together Renee. Next time you visit we have to make a point of hiking here :)

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  8. Oh my goodness! What a day! I want to go on a hike with you:) Feeding all those little creatures! What a treat:) XO

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    1. And I want you to join us for a hike. I can just imagine the beauty of both your words and photos after a day like this :)

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  9. Oh Kim, I love your woods. Everything is just so pretty. I am curious, do you have ticks up there? Our woods are great too, but we must be careful of ticks and snakes.

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I know you would love hiking in this spot. The ticks are making their way up here, slowly but surely. Not nearly as bad as in the US...yet.

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  10. Wow...you don't have to go far to find such great wildlife! What a great experience for Reece to see all of those creatures up close.

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    1. We don't, and we know how lucky we are. It is a great experience for all of us :)

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  11. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

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  12. that chipmunk picture is incredible. i've never seen that happen in real life. lol, but then again, i've always been a little frighten of chimpmunks.

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  13. So, do you ever feel like you're in a Disney movie with all those friendly animals? I keep waiting for Snow White to make an appearance in your woods ;)

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  14. Oh my gosh, I love the picture of the chipmunk eating out of your hand! So very cool!

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    1. It is cool. Come and visit, we will take you there :)

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