Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hiking in the Spring

:How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky?
Anyone knows they are.
How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute?
No, you cannot explain. So you walk.:

~Author unknown, from New York Times editorial, "The Walk," 25 October 1967

The snow is almost gone.

The days are warming up. Which means doing a lot more 'hiking'. Last week we took our littlest one and some friends.

This trail is one of our boys favorites. It's his 'rock place'. This was the first time the other two boys came with us, and they all did great! We walked for well over an hour and at a really steady pace.

They all carried hiking sticks with them for the second half of the walk and I love how perfectly little boy they look

This was near the end and one by far their favorite part. They spent a long time playing in the top of the water fall. They created leaf boats and sailed them under the bridge and over the edge. One by one they all put their hands in and commented on the feel and temperature of the water.

And just before we left they found a volleyball court and sandbox. They built sand castles in the damp sand.

Winter is over.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir


Shelby said...

If you add the "followers" gidget, I'll follow you! :-)

gardenofsimple said...

Sure - And thanks! I'm reeeeallly new to the whole blogging thing :) Still getting it figured out!