I just realized that it has been one year of this blog, so Happy Birthday to my happy little space! October was also the month that I joined in the 31 days of blogging challenge which is what I’m writing about today as well. Last year my 31 days was on my blogs name, Becoming Kindred – Exploring & Celebrating Connections. It was a blessing and a challenge with some of the posts that I chose to share. So much so that at the end of the month, I said something to the extent that if I joined for 2013 it would be on something like 31 gluten free breakfast recipes or some such thing. I haven’t got 31 recipes so I had to come up with something different to share.

I belong outdoors, truly I do. It’s where I feel most alive and where I can breath and think clearly. I notice the same to be true for the girls; they are much more relaxed and happy when they spend hours playing outdoors. Part of how we are doing kindergarten at home is by basing it off of learning through/in nature and part of our daily rhythm to actively learn from and observe creation by going out on “nature walks”.

So friends, I’d like to invite you to join me for 31 days of Nature Walks. I’m a teeny bit more organized than last year, although no more certain how I will manage to post daily, and I’ve a bit of an outline for the month as well as some few guest posts lined up. I’ll have a few activities relating to nature, ways to bring nature indoors, lessons that I have learned from nature, and other days will be just pictures of some of the ways that we enjoy nature.  I am continually in awe of the beautiful place in which we live with
such diversity in nature to enjoy and this month I’d like to share some
of it with you. And perhaps you will be encouraged to enjoy nature
wherever you are as well.

Day One: Marking the Boundaries                                                                                         Day Two: Seed Saving
Day Three: Keep It Simple                                                                                                             Day Four: Silent Wonder
Day Five: In Memory                                                                                                                      Day Six: Gathering Chestnuts

Day 7: Keeping Our World Clean