Living in a city, it is necessary to make time for nature. Sometimes, the urge to go is so strong that nothing could stop me. And other times we get so wrapped up in school, work, appointments, and life, that I realize it has been many days, sometimes weeks, since I have been away from the city bustle and had some quiet time among the trees.
Our schedule is currently too variable for me to set aside a specific afternoon each week to spend time in nature, but I want to make it a point to go and find some wild- even if it is a little patch within the city- each and every week. I want to learn the names of more of the birds and plants that grace my neck of the woods, and I want my children to learn them too. I want to find and admire rocks, and bring a few home as treasures. I want to breathe deep standing amidst the trees, feel that sense of awe wash over me, and share that feeling with my littles.
The past few days have been much too rainy to enjoy any time in the woods, but we had a couple adventures last week before the rains hit. Hoping that the weather clears a bit this week, as I have the itch to hike and explore!
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