Sunday, July 18, 2010

forest wandering...

Our weekend was filled with lots of nice summer-ness, including a wonderful Sunday wandering in the forest.

Would you like to see where we wandered? There are way too many pictures, so I'll skip the words...















And then a picnic dinner beside the lake before we finished the short drive home.

Looking at these photographs this evening I am filled with such wonder and gratitude that we get to live in this amazing place. (It still amazes me even after 15 years...)

I hope your weekend wanderings brought you to your own place of beauty!


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23 comments:

Kelly said...

Hi Renee
Your forest is full of splendour. To explore by the stream and to dream and to listen to the stories of the stream -- a perfect time. How many special memories you have created by the lake too. I can see why you remain full of wonder and gratitude - you really live in such a beautiful place and I can see why you and your family want to stay there always.
Best wishes
Kelly

Linda said...

Dear Renee
Oh my I am in awe... You live in the most amazing surroundings. I wish we had these beautiful forrests and trees surrounding our home. Such beautiful photographs:)
Thank you for sharing,
Take care
Linda

Sally said...

just lovely! Thank you for bringing us into a your walk!

Melanie said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Renee- you are lucky to live where you do!
I am anxious myself to be out and about again as soon as I can, now that Ezri is here!

the nest said...

That really is a wonderful place to wander! Your photos are so pretty. We didn't wander much this weekend, but watched a great ball game and finally put some of the wall-decorations back up after doing some painting, it feels so good to have that done.

best ~ Annri

Bending Birches said...

a beautiful day...love the bonnets! thanks for sharing:)

momma rae said...

thanks for taking me to the forest! ;) wish i were walking with you. i love seeing these photos of the girls (where's mom?).

sienna is wanting a bonnet. did you make theirs? will you share the pattern?

TulsiLeaf said...

Beautiful pictures.

My daughter was standing here looking at the pictures with me and she said "ohh look Mummy! Laura and Mary are playing by the river! Where's Jack?!"

What pattern did you use for your bonnets? My daughter would love one of those.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Stunning stunning scenery and photos, Renee. You are in my kind of country there. And sweet girl photos, too. Love the bonnets!
Nicola

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I think the comment I just tried to leave went into cyberspace.
Gorgeous scenery and photos, Renee. My kind of country you live in!
Nicola

Tahara said...

Beautiful!...Oh how I wish I was there :-)

camille creates said...

Oh gee, I love reading your blog.
Your friend, Camille

6512 and growing said...

Those bonnets! So sweet!
We've been wandering mountains (and rivers too) as a salve for this heat wave.
XO
Rachel

kyndale said...

What a calming and wonderful place!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Hi Renee,
Your trees are just amazing - so tall.
What beauty nature provides.
I also love that your girls where those bonnets. So special.

Sara said...

Simply lovely! I love that you have such huge rocks by your stream. I bet the sound of that water is so nice!

Sara said...

These photos are just amazing! You really do live in a majestic setting. We try to get outside everyday, but it is hot and humid in Florida in the summer. So jealous! :)

Erin of Imagination Kids said...

Such fabulous pictures! The scenery is beautiful and the children are down right adorable! I love the bonnets!

Aims said...

What a stunningly magical place to wander!

Earth Mama said...

Those are some gorgeaous pictures Renee! You absolutely live in a wonderfully beautiful place! My oldest has a bonnet like that, except we bought ours from an amish store nearby.

:)Lisa

Debbie said...

These are all wonderful...a series of moments. Just beautiful.

My Moment: A beautiful visitor to my garden.

http://www.magikalfolkcrafts.com/whispersfromthewoods/?p=3859

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Wow, those woods look so magical. and you KNOW I am jumping up and down in excitement over your sweet one in her bonnet and dress <3

Jacqueline said...

I love the bonnets and dresses! My 8yr old loves "being" Laura and loves wearing her dress and bonnet I made for her too! I think she would get along great with your girls!