Monday, April 9, 2012

{into nature}

{into nature} is a weekly Monday post inspiring the exploration of nature. It is a grassroots effort to combat the nature deficit disorder in our current generations. Please join me in this movement back into nature by sharing your own nature inspiration, whether shared through photographs, words, poetry…. leave a link here in the day's comments for all to enjoy.


“For children, nature comes in many forms. A newborn calf; a pet that lives and dies; a worn path through the woods; a fort nested in stinging nettles; a damp, mysterious edge of a vacant lot- whatever shape nature takes, it offers each child an older, larger world… nature does not steal time; it amplifies it.” -Richard Louv
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much to my back's delight, noah has been joining us more and more with his feet on the trail instead of dangling by mama's hips.  i remember so clearly the first day of hiking out of the carrier for both tanner and noah.  i'm not sure who is prouder, child or mama on those first days. 

noah has been joining us on the trail on his own two feet for a few months now, but off and on again.  sometimes cruising the trail along his big brother, mama, papa, or duke, other times riding on my back in the carrier.  but i think this week marked the end of the carrier for this boy.  not when he has so much to explore and has experienced climbing boulders and scaling mother nature's jungle gyms, hot on tanner's heals.   


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7 comments:

hannahw said...

ISn'tis wonderful when the little ones start exploring on their own!

Here is our "Into Nature" moments (well we had nature moments each day but this is from my blog lol)

http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/enchanted-childhood-playschool-spring.html

Amber said...

He looks so proud! Gray desperately wants to keep up with Audrey but they're three years apart so she easily outruns him. One day...
Does a fairy in the garden count as an 'outdoor moment'?

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

I remember the days when Reece went from being carried all the time to wanting to explore a little more...love those memories.

Here's our (into nature) post this week http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.blogspot.ca/2012/04/new-family-tradition.html

Bridget said...

Love the one of the little guy trying to get his little leg over that big tree! Cute!

KC Pagano said...

That looks so lovely! I wish we had forests like that close by!

cpcable said...

Oh, look at that little guy go! How exciting that he can lead you on child's walks now. Too precious.

Sarah Beth said...

Growing up I loved playing in the woods and exploring. It was always so much fun.