If you get the chance to escape life’s hustle and bustle for a few days, I highly recommend grabbing your best friend and paying a visit to Mother Nature ... privately.
Thanks so much, Mom for helping to make it happen. The little man in our life is so lucky to have had this time with you. I love you more than words can say. Our life’s memories are awesome!! I am so thankful we continue to make more!
This past weekend will go down as a weekend I will always remember. We set out to jet boat up the Clearwater River with a vision and a plan but when it comes to Mother Nature she will always call the shots. She is a host like no other and if you allow it, in no time you will be swallowed up by her peace and serenity. I am in awe of her power while having a healthy respect for her strength and all that resides in her 'house'.
In a 2 day span we were treated to sightings of incredible wildlife, beautiful landscapes, amazing colors and the sights and sounds of a world we, all too often, forget is the very backbone of our existence. This past weekend’s reminder will stick with me forever.
Each and every visit with Mother Nature opens a new door to expose something that has never been seen or heard before. I should have looked into becoming a Phenologist long ago … that would be so cool!! Exploring new things and new wonders will never get old for me … I never want to run out of ‘firsts’! I must say calling out a wolf from a pack that just went by … not once but twice … will be a first that rates right up there on my ‘Top 10 First’s List’. Oh and the sound of a wolf calling back is on that list to! It was a song that gave me goose-bumps … I still get goose-bumps just writing about it.
Between Aurora’s show … from her subtle entrance to her grand finale ... the Shooting Stars through the Milky Way’s brief appearance (and my first attempt at shooting her), a few impromptu and invited guests, I hardly noticed that at night that I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face or that it was 2 degrees Celsius … well, it helped sleeping with a balaclava on my head and having my hubby by my side! It’s moments like these that reinforces just how blessed I am that my feet still hit the floor every morning and that I live in the land of opportunity to soak it all in.
My wish for you is that you get some time to appreciate and celebrate everything Mother Nature brings to the table. She will never steer you wrong if you are paying attention and let her take the lead.