Monday, March 11, 2013


March is brown and green and purple, and brings with it the most humble beginnings. If you don't walk with your eyes to the ground, you will miss the first wild anemones and tiny shoots of green. 

I can't tell you what a relief it was for me to finally go deep into nature again, with my camera, my boy, and my dogs. We were very sick for quite a while, and the walls were closing in on us. Fresh air, things to explore, and movement did wonders for us all. 

Walking outside is what Rafael enjoys now more than anything else. If it were up to him, we would only come indoors for a quick snack and then head back out. He picks up sticks, stones, and leaves. He stomps in puddles and plops down in muddy ditches. This little boy loves nature as much as I do.

The little badger is a toy that Rafael took with him on our walk. It looked so cute in the patch of moss, I just had to take a picture.

Hoping you are all enjoying the first signs of spring!



  1. Oh Dawn..what a big boy Rafael is getting to be! I am so happy you were able to get out and walk and discover nature again! (Or should I say the first time for Rafael!)

    Enjoy the spring!

  2. Wonderful photos of nature. I can see why you enjoyed it. I did wonder about the little badger.

  3. What a wonderful little boy! You are doing such a good job with him, Dawn!

  4. So glad to see your post.....really missed you while you were sick!!! The woodland is so inviting. Spring is popping out slowly!! It is wonderful that Rafael loves nature!

  5. What a bundle of energy and cuteness!!! Ready for #2?? xoxo Joann

  6. Happy to hear your all well again and walking in the woods with camera in tow!

  7. Wonderful to find your post this morning! Rafael has grown SO BIG!! He looks at least 2...and so beautiful and full of life. Your photos, Dawn, as always, are a perfect peek into your world.
    xxx Judy in CA

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  9. Dawn, it's so nice to hear from you again, I've missed your posts. I cannot believe how big Rafael looks, he is such a handsome little boy, he looks more and more like you as he gets older. I'm so glad both of you are feeling better, and are out and about, enjoying your beautiful surroundings.

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