Sunday, September 1, 2013
These nature shots from the weekend are a big part of what fuels me when things are busy stressful and hard. Camping by necessity pares things down. You have to decide what you really truly need and what is just extra fluff that we get used to. I need a dishpan. I don't need a dishwasher, for instance. I need a modest number of pans, not the luxurious amount of pans that I have here at home. And I need time with family. That is the best thing for me about camping. We are sort of in each others pockets by necessity. I am not a person who has big personal space issues obviously. This is the facet of camping that eventually drives my wife to long for home. But for me, they are the most important memories that I take away from these excursions. The elements of nature, and the elements of our family. Entwined. Strong. Beloved.
So now, it is back to laundry and chores, home making, and hearth tending as we prepare to head into a busy fall.