Since moving to Yorkshire, I have been spending more time outdoors surrounded by mother nature 🌬
Think trees, woodlands, rocks, water & rolling fields 🌳
And every time I step into these spaces, I leave with this big smile on my face. I feel energised & so, so grateful to be amongst it all 🙏🏼
Due to a digital business, I spend a lot of time cooped up indoors (now I truly understand the phrase ‘cooped up’) and realising that being outside is how I re-energise has been life changing ☀️
From my heart to yours, get yourself to the trees as often as you can ❤️
Hear their leaves rustle, listen in on the birds conversations, listen to the magical sounds of fresh water and get some good grounding time in 🌟
When you’re there, a great way to connect is to feel the Earth with your bare hands or feet (or both!)
And then you breathe & you smile 🤗
I really wasn’t inclined to post about Earth Day...but y’all got me thinking.⠀
We can all do the simple things regardless of our views on climate change...things like @pickupone, or not putting trash there in the first place, or not carving into trees in national forests, or graffiti national parks, or not being grossly wasteful and wrecklessly contributing to landfill. But there is one part of my life that contributes the most.⠀
The choice not to have children. And while the environment had nothing to do with that choice...it is my favorite side effect ⠀
Our cows are currently grazing over at the feedlot — a plot of land with various corrals and loading shoots that’s been in my husband’s family for years. Conveniently, it’s just a short skip across the highway from our house.
The place has certainly seen better days. It’s been well over a decade since Luke’s parents lived here and could funnel their time, energy, and money into its upkeep. Consequently, it has since fallen into a pretty epic state of disrepair.
I always feel like I’ve been caught up in some sort of zombie apocalypse feature when I’m over there. Crumbled piles of broken cement brush shoulders with the bones of an old semi. Ramshackle sheds collapse into shallow wooden graves, forgotten farm tools cast rusty shadows on the ground, and stalky weeds claw at your thighs.
But the cows don’t seem to care. They lumber toward the living — that glorious green grass that manages to grow out of the chaos.
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I’ve always loved to be outside. That was definitely the thing I struggled with most when working as a CPA out of college. I would daydream out the window wishing I was out soaking up that fresh air. Now that I’m older and wiser I’m also aware of all the health benefits of that fresh air I so love.
I’m in between workout programs since I finished 21 day fix yesterday so planned to go on a nice long walk with a friend today but she got called into work.😢 I decided I really was looking forward to getting my entire workout done outside on this gorgeous day so I’ll walk my dog for her usual 20-25 mins then do a body weight workout outside. Swipe over to see the workout. I’ll be doing it 2 or 3 times through. 30 seconds of each move, resting 10 seconds in between moves if needed. You can just do one round, anything is better than nothing!!! Don’t fall into that all or nothing trap when it comes to exercise.
Who else likes to workout outside? Anyone want to join me in committing to this workout today? #accountability#freshair#vitaminD#getoutside#sunshineyday#bodyweightworkout#workoutoutside
1907 Tobacco Tins. Normally I find these on top of the ground around old mines, but they are always completely rusted. I dug these up from about a foot down. Best looking ones yet! #1907#tobacco#vintage#miner
Oslo is house to some amazing Sculptures all around !
This being one of them of a Diver in a Silver Suit, fully geared contemplating the Plunge.
There is pride in the spot where the diver is placed and is one of the most scenic positions in Oslo.
The honorary pier or “Honnørbrygga” has been witness to many historical events, the most significant is the landing where the Norwegian King returned after the WWII.
Fall foliage for the win! —-
Remember how the seasons are flipped below the equator? So while we’re currently experiencing spring flowers here in Northern Hemisphere, it’s very much fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Even a month ago, the trees in Patagonia had tinges of colors. —
I took these photos at a beautiful tree on my way to and from the famous Torres at Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park. This was the last day of my 4-day trek on the “W” route, where I hiked 53 miles or 85km. I took these photos on March 23, 2019. The first photo is on the way down and the second is one is on the way up, which was quite foggy!
A solar still evaporates non treated water with substances dissolved in it causing the heat of the Sun to evaporate water so that it may be cooled and collected, thereby purifying it. They are used in areas where drinking water is unavailable, so that clean water is obtained from dirty water or from plants by exposing them to sunlight.
There will never be a perfect time to do what you so badly want to do. We all can't just go all in or nothing because we have responsibilities, but what you CAN do is do one thing that will get you closer to that goal or dream you have.
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Up the valley a ridge over, 2.5 minutes by crow, 14 by car .... beautiful coming spring day.