I thought these images fit both the nature challenge as well as the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week is, “Future” and you can find more images HERE.
When I became a mother, I knew I would encourage my boys through adventure and curiosity to love nature. It is my way of ensuring the future of this beautiful planet is in good hands. And, everyday I work hard to remind them to look and see all the natural beauty that surrounds them. We say good morning to our local river as we drive over on our way to school, they see me looking closely with my camera at tiny pretty things where ever we are walking, they are more aware than I realize sometimes.
We learned of a great opportunity, the first Saturday of each month from October through May in Redwood National Park. They close the Newton B. Drury scenic drive to motorized vehicles and allow foot and bike traffic to use the road from 9am to 3pm. We were practically the only ones taking advantage of the road closure that morning. The birds were singing, the sun was out and it was quite an experience to ride beneath the huge redwoods with the wind in our hair. An instant impression was made on my boys, they can’t wait to go back in May.
I said yes to the challenge from Pike at ArtKorppi II, post nature images for 7 days. Her images remind me of walking silently through nature, she peeks quietly through her neck of the woods giving me a sense of what it must be like to be a small animal living where she lives. I adore the perspective she offers through her lens. Please do take a look at her blog if you love to get lost in nature. And, if you are interested in participating in this challenge as well please let me know in the comments. I will nominate 7 bloggers on day 7.