“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
now that the days are getting longer we've been enjoying pre-bedtime adventures in a nearby park a few times a week- strolling through the fields, running through the fields, checking on the fish, rolling down the hills, finding random treasures that were left from the day, wagon rides, soaking up the golden rays that only an evening sun can bring. we started doing this at the end of last summer and i think we will try to make it a regular thing this summer. it's been such a great way to end the day.
i love how i accidentally captured our whole family here... see pat and i in the shadows? :)