Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday Morning in the Woods








Blue skies and sunshine greeted us yesterday morning, and so off to the woods we went. We were on a mission to find wild strawberries, and we succeeded. We picked, we ate, we gathered some to bring home, and then we walked on to our favourite spot on this trail, the high point, where we took in the view, turned our faces to the sun, and took a deep soul filling breath.

Ah, Mother Nature, you always know exactly how to soothe my soul.

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  1. yay to wild strawberries and views.
    we'll be going to a farm today to pick our own strawberries. not as exhilarating as the woods but still touching soil ;)

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    1. It was wonderful Autumn. And yay for strawberry farms, we will be picking soon too! Have fun!

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  2. So lovely, and such beautiful weather. Looks like the perfect day.

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    1. Thank you, it really was a lovely morning, and provided so much more than wild strawberries.

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  3. It looks just so peaceful where you are Kim. I would love to head to the woods, but right now the ticks, snakes and heat are so prolific that I will have to wait.

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    1. It was peaceful there yesterday Tracey, Reece and I had the entire conservation area to ourselves, not a person in sight. It was wonderful! Yes, the woods can be a little creepy at times, we don't see many snakes up here, but unfortunately the ticks have made their way up here. We use our tick spray, and do tick checks every night.

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  4. mother nature never stops amazing me and as I age I see more than ever before :)

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    1. She is pretty darn amazing, and continues to amaze me every single day.

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  5. Wild strawberries! Ours have not come up yet but there are plenty of flowers in bloom. We usually make strawberry solstice jam but this time I think we will need to improvise as the season is a little late.

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    1. We found the first ones on Monday, in the forest we walk every day, and this little spot is one we harvest at every year, as we know a lot grow there. It was amazing to have those sweet little berries with lunch yesterday.

      We will be making solstice jam, but not with wild strawberries. Our strawberry farm is open for picking, so we are headed there on Friday to pick as much as we can. I will be making jam all weekend :)

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  6. Ahh...wild strawberries are the best. So are little boys in bucket hats...so cute!

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    1. They are so good, and this year seem to be really sweet, although I think I say that every year :) Thanks Andrea, I love that hat, and so does he.

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  7. Gorgeous view! We've been finding handfuls of wild strawberries along the bike path hear our home on our evening walks. Such a treat. Hope your week keeps being sunny and fulfilling. xo

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    1. Thanks Yanic. This is just down the road from us, we can stop by there for hike when you are here :)

      They are such a treat, and they are so very sweet this year.

      Wonderful week, thanks, hope yours is going well too, my friend. xo

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  8. Great way to start the day!!

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  9. Just lovely, Kim. It's so nice to see those wild strawberries, I bet they were absolutely delicious. It looks like a beautiful, peaceful morning for you and Reece.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. They were delicious, and so very sweet. More were picked today, at a different spot, and enjoyed just as much.

      It was a lovely morning, and we both enjoyed the peaceful calm of Mother Nature.

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  10. Looked like you had a good day. You know, fun fact, I have only found a wild strawberry once.

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    1. A great day, thanks! Really, you better get out there, and find some more, they are so sweet this year. Enjoy!

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  11. Oh those strawberries! I can imagine how wonderful it must have felt to our ancestors to find berries after a long cold winter eating dehydrated meat and dried tubers. I mean I think thinking a little bit far back in time....

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    1. They are so sweet this year KC! Yes, for sure, it must have been just delightful :)

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  12. So awesome! It looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Rosemarie, it was a beautiful day.

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  13. So true..Mother Nature can truly speak to our souls..

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    1. She can, and I am so grateful I tune in to listen :)

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  14. those strawberries look wonderfully yummy... enjoy!!!

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    1. They were Erica, and we did :)

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  15. Perfect, outdoors, trees, views and strawberries! They look completely delicious.

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    1. They are so good Sally, I wish I could share :)

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  16. A beautiful day. Wild strawberries and bucket hats.. Perfect. :)

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