Been very introspective lately, but I haven’t felt like writing on the blog. I’m working on centering myself, and immersing myself in Nature. I’ve been wrestling with a number of things lately, but I know that no matter how difficult my life gets, or how thick the tangle of troubled thoughts, getting out in Nature relieves my anxiety and helps to clear my head.
My two younger daughters had a playdate on Saturday, so my husband and I took our oldest to our local arboretum for a hike. It turned out that just as we arrived, we ran into my daughters BFF and her family.
It was really fun to share the woods with friends.
Hung out for a while at Heron Pond
Looking for frogs
Oh, look, there’s one!
I went to see what my husband was up to while the kids were looking for frogs and I was taking pictures. I found him playing on his iPod. So much for taking a break from the electronic distractions.
The children’s garden
Crazy gourds just hanging around.
I have wanted sunflower closeup pictures for a LONG time…and finally got some. I’m so delighted they turned out so well.
I love this one very much.
Wandering about in the wildflowers
While the kids were frolicking in the field above, I noticed this monarch nearby.
On the way home, I snapped this photo of this local farm. I love old red barns.
And later last night, I was resting in bed…thinking over the day.
I wrote this to a friend of mine
I’m basking in the afterglow I get when I consort with nature.
I’m breathing deep.
I’m pleasantly tired.
I want to make some big changes in my life.
I want…and need…to move closer to nature.