Saturday, November 13, 2010

Experience Nature

This morning, we hiked a bit in Duke Forest, and it was altogether a lovely experience. The fall colors are in full force this week, and the weather has been crisp and perfect. Flannery wasn't feeling all that great, but she did a great job hiking such a long way!

Being in nature is so restorative for me; I can't help but assume it boosts my daughter's mood, too. She loves all the tiny rocks and acorns and sticks she finds along the way, and her pockets are quickly full of tiny treasures anytime we venture outside.

How are you experiencing nature so far this autumn?


  1. Ok, you've convinced me. Maybe seasons aren't over-rated. The colors are lovely, and I guess wearing socks wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Oh, Southern California.

  2. Yes, the colors are the best! But I do hate to leave my sandals behind!