The Great Outdoors

I have been thinking recently how much I enjoy being outdoors. It always makes me feel better. Being outside always gives me perspective. A stroll around a park. A walk on the beach. A hike. A boat ride on a lake or the ocean (not a CANOE). Sitting on a bench outside somewhere. Something about fresh air and sunshine or a brisk cool breeze makes me feel alive. Seeing beautiful flowers, trees, leaves, sand, mountains, valleys...I dunno. I think it reminds me of my mom too--she loves flowers and has instilled a great appreciate for them in me-which I love and am very thankful for.

Now, let's not pretend I'm something I'm not. I like brief camping trips  because I am not the live-off-the-earth-eat-berries-and-pee-in-the-woods-for-extended-periods-of-time-type and I do like a hot shower & a climate controlled room to sleep in (hehehe)...but nonetheless, I LOVE being outside. It makes me feel small in a great big, beautiful world.

I also love to snap pictures...a lot of them while outdoors. Here are a few pictures of the great outdoors that I've taken over the last few years...xoxo -kate-