One of the best ways for us to discover nature is to turn to the wilderness, to call upon our instincts and take it outdoors, to walk and hike and explore the world around us. It is so easy to want and wish to travel, to visit the mountains or the vast oceans. But sometimes, all you need to do is open your eyes and look around. You'll be surprised what you find within reach and what is nestled in your own little town or neighborhood.
I know our area very well yet there are so many spots secretly tucked away that we have yet to visit. A few weeks ago we took the kids on a short hike to a park just ten miles down the road. Who would have thought we would discover a world of trails, an animal hospital hidden in the woods, clear waters speckled with lily pads, wild mushrooms (non-edible), fallen leaves and more. The easiest entertainment for our children is right here in front of us. We all have access to this amazing resource. Nature is one powerful tool that I love experiencing again and again.
What inspires you about nature? What touches your heart and makes a mark on your mind?