2.09.2008

down by the river

Inspiration from this book has sent us seeking and honoring and getting in touch with the NEED for time spent in nature. My friend alyson found quite the treasure in this spot by the river and asked us to join her and her little ones last week (thanks again Al!). It really is perfect because there is a lot of space, a lot of rocks to throw in the water, and the river is quite shallow. Needless to say, it only took about five mintues for Asher to get knee deep in the light current. There was so much room to explore and discover all within eyesight. These are the types of environments that I enjoy most with my babes...where they are a bit more "free" to run off and play and get good and dirty! I am quite confident that this little spot will be the setting for many wonderful adventures! Just wanting to share a bit of the beauty that I sometimes fail to acknowledge in the desert landscape. Looking at these pictures helps me remember and realize that beauty is all around us.

13 comments:

Nonnie said...

i love.love.love that top picture, jess......space for roaming and being......so glad you are enjoying the book.

Debbie said...

Love the pictures Jess! It looks like a beautiful space for you and the kids. Glad you found a place for some peace :)

Brittni said...

Beautiful pics Jess! Looks like a great place to play! I want to go sometime!

GG said...

I love trees that bend down for children to play on. I had one in the parkway next to my house where the children played. But the city came and cut all the low lying limbs off and now the kids play in the street. Doesn't make sense, does it??? GG

Susan Barnes said...

Hey girl,

Love the pics ... so precious! Hey - I have a quick question: how did you get your blog template to be more spread out? Mine is so compact and narrow. Any ideas? Thanks and love!

Blake & Andrea said...

how funny, we went to the river yesterday and Ashlyn had a blast as well as our dog! it was nice to get out in this great weather! glad you had a good time!!!

PixieDust said...

Hello,

I came to thank you for your kind words on my blog, and look at all the gorgeousness I have found!

:-)

How wonderful...

Happy Monday!

daisies said...

how beautiful is this, my heart leaves smiling :) xo

Auntie Vee said...

That's a great picture of Asher and his reflection in the water....I think it could pass as a painting.

denise said...

Nice pictures! I am reading that book for a second time right now for a local online mom bookclub. I do look forward to spring for our daily dose of wandering and discovering outside.

mb said...

thank you, thank you for your kind words. i am so in awe of the beautiful energy that glows from your writing and photos. i have come here before to breath in your grace (found you through bella: beyond the map). i am so honored you stopped by my space.

i love how you gently speak about such important stuff. i look foward to learning more from you.
peace.
mb

Simplicity Wins said...

Hey Jess,
It has been a long time since I have taken a drive to the river, I think you just gave me something to do on my next day off. Thanks for the reminder. I just love seeing pictures of your beautiful children in nature, it truly warms my heart.
I miss you dearly!

Alyson said...

It was a great day! Can't wait till the next!