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.