Thursday, August 28, 2014

Time on the Trail












Wednesday is nature day in our home, and not much keeps us from heading outside to explore the trails close to our home. Yesterday, Reece and I headed out to a new-to-us trail about 45 minutes from home. There is always a little excitement in the air when we check out a new trail, we just never know what we will find. Yesterday we found a gem.

The Seaton Hiking Trail was beautiful. Wooded paths, beautiful meadows, a creek flowing beside us at different parts of the trail, and wild herbs and flowers everywhere. The two of us walked, talked, laughed, enjoyed our picnic, stopped often to take in the view, and searched for wild plants along the way. 

I am not sure how far we hiked, and really, it doesn't matter. We spent time together, connecting to nature, ourselves and each other, and ended up back at the car a little dirty, tired, and very happy.

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  1. I love the shot you took of the snail on the base of that flower. I've only ever seen them climbing walls or trees. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, I was surprised to see him there too. Reece was quite impressed with the little guy :)

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  2. Beautiful place indeed... So much beauty so close to home. You live in a gorgeous part of the country for sure. :-)

    Have a lovely day! xo

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    1. We are pretty lucky to have some many gorgeous trails close to home. Thanks my friend, you too. xo

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  3. What gorgeous pictures!! Thanks to your planning post a few weeks ago, I sat down and designated a "theme" for each day of the week. I have been saying for months I want to get out in nature more. It doesn't happen as often I want. So I'm hoping that this Fall, now that one day a week is for nature, we will actually do it!! We have so many beautiful places around us that I want to explore!!

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    1. Thank you, it really was a lovely day to be out there.

      That is wonderful to hear. Can't wait to hear how it all goes.

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  4. i love finding new trails to explore... this one looks beautiful.

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    1. So do I, especially gems like this one.

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  5. Beautiful place to hike. I am looking forward to cooler temperatures so I can hit a few trails. I have Emerson this weekend because my daughter, son in love and a few friends are going hiking in the mountains, it's a little too rugged for the little one so we get to hang out.

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    1. It really was Tracey. Fall is my favourite time for hiking, so I am looking forward to the shift too. Enjoy your weekend with Emerson, and hope your daughter, son in love and their friends have a great time hiking.

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  6. Now that is an adventure- beautiful nature you have surrounding you. Gorgeous images - looks like day well spent:)

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  7. Those flowers are so cool! DO you know what they are? Looks like you guys had a wonderful day in nature.

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    1. I do...pictured in order are jewelweed, goldenrod, Queen Anne's Lace and some kind of thistle. We certainly did :)

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  8. Sounds lovely. I find when I take the kids out in the woods they become much calmer, quieter, yet more energetic at the same time.

    Love that snail picture as well - very neat!

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    1. Ha, yes that happens here too :) Thanks!

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  9. I see leaf changes :) And I'm allergic to that golden rod! We have it blooming here and so is ragweed. Love your trails!

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    1. Yes, we saw them too. Things are slowly turning. Oh no, hope your allergies aren't too bad this year.

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  10. That looks just our kind of trail too. Beautiful. And so lovely when you discover it for the first time.

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  11. What beautiful pictures! I especially like the snail one, and I *think* I see wild tiger lily in one of them. Ours only flower in the spring time. Lovely Wednesday tradition!

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    1. Thank you. That snail one was a great sighting for sure. You might, our tiger lilies bloom in August here, and there are a few still in bloom now.

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  12. Stunning photos. We need to visit one of our arboretums....they always have nice trails.

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  13. Kim, one day we must wander these trails with you! xo

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    1. Yes! I am looking forward to that day Shel. xo

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  14. We went hiking today. It was so lovely. The air was crisp and cool and it felt as if all the plants up on the mountain were preparing for fall. The light was different too. There were mushrooms everywhere from the recent rains. We lingered for so long. Looks like you guys found a really wonderful spot!

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    1. That is great to hear KC! We had a great time, and will definitely be visiting this spot again.

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