Little Naturalist

It’s true, I’ve been an arrant blogger. So let’s not skip a beat and we can all pretend that months haven’t gone by without a post and jump right back into it, shall we?

For awhile now I’ve been doing social media marketing, which I enjoy immensely.  Part of why I love it is that I get to work with some amazing people and companies who are truly do good in the world. One of these people is a holistic doctor and you can find his book here.

One of the necessities of true health is quality time spent in nature, for both children and adults. I’ve always been a fan of spending time outdoors, preferably without shoes. Working with this client totally validated all the good feelings that I get from spending time in nature.

On another note, in my world we are leaving the hot days of summer, where running around shoeless (and without clothes for some members of my household) are coming to an end. The air has chilled, trees are changing colors and I feel the season of hibernation quickly upon us.

Spending time with Porter outside this year has been awesome. He’s into exploring and loves being outside. I’ll leave this short post with photos of our adventures and with a quote from Dr. Scott the paleontologist (host of a favorite show, Dinosaur Train), “Now get outside and get into nature!”

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“Fishing” in the Boise River
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Flying kites in Ann Morrison Park, Boise
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Wildlife viewing at the Boise River
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Hiking with the fam in the foothills
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Putting the zoo membership to lots of good use
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Hiking near Exit Glacier in Alaska
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Viewing Alaskan wilderness by train. There is no thrill quite like standing next to the open windows and letting the rushing air literally take your breath away. Porter and I spend 30 minutes, freezing, so we could be pummeled by the fast moving, and fresh, train air.
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Fishing in Denali Nation Park, Alaska
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More Alaskan fishing
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The joy of no media whatsoever at Denali Park Lodge, Alaska
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Picking wild blueberries on our hike up Blueberry Hill, Alaska
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Exploring Alaskan backcountry
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Visiting Malheur River Meats in Vale, Oregon. Where all the animals are raised in natural habitats. Oink!
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Viewing piglets in their shelter
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Peddle boating in Julia Davis Park, Boise
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Rafting the Boise River
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Soccer with friends at Municipal Park, Boise
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Love the irrigation canals in our neighborhood, and the flowering cactus plant
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Celebrating Boise’s 150th birthday at Julia Davis Park, Boise
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After dinner family walks to Payette Lake, McCall Idaho
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Appreciating the garden art at Ann Morrison Park, Boise
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Make Way For Ducklings in the Boston Public Gardens
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Hiking the Boise Foothills, Highlands Trails
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Breaking mama’s back, hiking the Boise Foothills
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Tree climbing with the big kids at Camel’s Back Park, Boise

 

 

Author: Megan

May you be happy. My you be healthy. May you be free from suffering. (Me too!)

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