Monday, April 28, 2014

Inherit the Earth

Way back before we started a family, Mr. Hausfrau and I would go on weekend morning hikes together and talk about things like whether or not we had all the ingredients for the champagne butter sauce to go on the sea bass we were making for a dinner party the next day.

Nowadays, we spend morning hikes with our two littles looking for fairy houses and wondering whether a raccoon family might live in this specific burrow or not.










Sharing our love of nature with our children is effortless and inevitable.

We hope they carry the memory of these hikes in their hearts forever, just like we will. 

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture of the lake.

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    1. It's a beautiful lake...very still, almost haunting. Thanks!

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  2. I bet they will! Love the second pic, is that a tiny island in the water?

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    1. Well, an island for birds! I think it's a tree stump, with a little tree growing out of it. The lake is about 20 minutes from our house...we walk around it often...

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  3. Seriously, the Pacific Northwest is just stunning. I like the tiny island in the middle of the lake.

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    1. Ya, we Northwesterners are spoiled. I think I most cherish what you can't see...the air here is unlike anywhere I've been in my travels. It smells fresh, of ocean, cleansing...it's why I can't imagine living anywhere else!

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  4. Great shots! That's a beautiful place to take a stroll. It must be very calming :)

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    1. It's funny because in the summer, that lake is packed with swimmers, boats, picnicking families. We had an almost private audience the morning we hiked...it was very calming indeed!

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  5. love nature hikes! Wish I had more time for them! And yes, your children will remember! My dad took us and I will always cherish the memories!

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    1. So good to hear you still remember hikes with your dad. My dad would take us walking rain or shine, teaching us to be all-weather walkers! Such special memories, you're right.

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  6. Wooow !! Wooow Amazing photos! love each one of them!
    I'm sure your kids will remember it and will inherit this memories to thier children .... XO Rachel

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    1. Yes these types of lessons are usually unconscious ones we pass on for generations, aren't they? I mean, the alternative is to drag our kids on regular expensive holidays but honestly, they're still very young (ie: wouldn't notice if they were down the road or in France as long as they were somehow amused) and with such playgrounds in our backyard, it only makes sense to explore locally!

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  7. What a lovely post Melissa! And how lucky to live near such beautiful place that you can enjoy with your family!

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    1. Thanks Daniela! We walk together regularly...every season looks so different I could post on them as they happen and they would never look the same, but always beautiful. Our part of Canada is spectacular, undoubtedly!

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  8. Lovely photos! How wonderful it is to take nature hikes with kids! That place is absolutely lovely!

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    1. Yes I'm always surprised that we are in the minority, hiking with our kids. Mainly trim ladies with lovely dogs :)

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  9. Great photos Melissa. A family that walks in nature together, sticks together.

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    1. Thanks Matt! Is that what they say? Thought it was "dance together"... :P

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  10. Awe!! And awwwww where do you live? Very jealous!! What a fabulous place to raise kids

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    1. We live not far from Vancouver, BC. The Pacific Northwest really is amazingly beautiful. I grew up here, but never take my surroundings for granted! Thanks, Andrea...

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