“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
probably the most important lesson i've learned from my boys in nature is to stop and admire the tiniest of things. for years i've been in awe of mother nature and all of her glory, but before my boys it was more awe on a broad scale. amazement of the entire beauty surrounding me. as my pace was forced to slow down with two babes leading the path, i've come to enjoy discovering that beauty at a micro level as much as the large scale.