nature challenge // child in the woods

Exploring the bond between ourselves and nature. 

"The world displays a lovely order, an order comforting in its intricacy. And the most appealing part of this harmony, perhaps, is its permanence - the sense that we are part of something with roots stretching back nearly forever, and branches reaching forward just as far..." // Bill McKibben, The End of Nature

Mid-hike moments are one of my greatest pleasures: taking pause amongst the trees or at a viewpoint, imprinting the sights and smells of our surroundings, enjoying time together in our chosen spot, snacking on food that always tastes better in the woods... Sunday morning we went for a family walk around Buntzen Lake, appreciating the fern-dominated understories, and the mossy canopy above. I am continuing to enjoy the David Suzuki Foundation's 30x30 Nature Challenge*, feeling myself a part of the landscapes I visit and finding comfort in the permanence.

[Photo credit for the last photo: Sean Markey]


*Our little photo of Grace playing in the cherry blossoms won the first week's photo competition in the 30x30 Nature Challenge - so fun & thank you to the David Suzuki Foundation for choosing it!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Melinda, how exciting!! These photo's are just so lovely! You are so talented and inspiring to me!