out for a family stroll
“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.
it is the one way of freedom.
if you go to a place on anything but your own feet
you are taken there too fast,
and miss a thousand delicate joys
that were waiting for you by the wayside. “
-elizabeth von arnim
this is my favorite hide and seek spot of the season.
farmer m shows the kinders what’s inside.
‘who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.’
oakland county farmer’s market, pontiac, michigan
kinder finds the perfect place right in the middle of the great wide open.
“science has never drummed up
quite as effective a tranquilizing agent
as a sunny spring day.”
-w. earl hall
“eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
another day, another quiet hike.
(n.) forest solitude,
the feeling of being alone in the woods.
one with nature.
the kinders celebrate the return of the sun
with no coats and fast feet and smiles a mile wide.
“i’m youth, i’m joy, i’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
-james m. barrie
the perfect great outdoors backyard birthday
for grandie f
canoe, tent, tree swing, wood planks, campfire, tree house
whistles, slingshots, treats
sleeping bag sack races
kids happy and running everywhere
what could be more fun?
“i am unboreable in the great outdoors.”
-p. j. o’rourke