It’s time write my post for Nature Connections this month.  So, here are a couple of my favourite shots of us playing outside.

There is something so inviting about a picnic, and my son shares this sentiment.  For a child who is a picky eater, and certainly doesn’t have a love affair with food, the lure of the picnic still holds strong.  Just mention the idea and his eyes light up.  True, he may not spend much time actually eating during said picnic, but, for him, it is always an adventure.

So, here he is.  Check out the pride in his picnic-bench-picking abilities.  This time we tried about 5 before we settled on the right one… We sat next to the lake, listened to the birds chirping.  He explored, I fed myself and the baby.  He even ate some himself.  We both felt refreshed, and peaceful.

I truly believe time spent outside brings an aspect of calm to his normally “super-charged” personality.  How do I know?  The research, the evidence, and the fact that it does the same to me.