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Mother Nature Ground Me

Mother Nature Ground Me

After a stretch of hard work and stress that depletes my energy, mother nature and engaging with her creatures never fail to renew my senses and feeling grounded again. I always have wildlife friendly bird seeds in the boot of my car, so that I can grab a handful when I decide on a last minute jaunt into the forest.
The chickadees in Stanley Park were very hungry this morning, likely due to the recent stormy weather and temperature drop. I had about 20-30 birds that came onto my hand one after another, sometimes just avoiding mid-air collisions. They were bold, social, and cheeky their day. I had so much joy just being the seed holder. This little one checked me out for longer than normal… I talked to it and hen took the photo. Magical and humbling.
Also wonderful were the exchanges I had with two groups of tourist who came upon me and the chickadees. I educated them about the birds, how to be responsible providers (no human food), how to interact and show respect, and shared seeds and how to feed them. It was very rewarding to watch their expressed sense of awe. The two guys from London were just blown away, and didn’t think this would even be possible as birds in London parks are so afraid of humans and that the humans seem to be cruel to wildlife. I would not have guessed that. More education is needed. Empathy too.
#learnbydoing #leavenotrace #stewardship
#chickadee #birdsofinstagram #wildlife #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature
#feather_perfection #bird #pnw #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #beautifulbc #naturalista #explorevancouver

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of… Glittery night and sugar coated trees.

#moon fullmoon #snowmoon #snow #tree #mountain #forest #outdoors #lightwalk #nightout #nightphotography #outdoorphotography #grousemountain #snowshoe #snowshoeing #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #adventurevisuals #stayandwander #thepnwstory #herpnwlife

Glittery night and sugar coated trees

Glittery night and sugar coated trees

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of… Glittery night and sugar coated trees.

#moon fullmoon #snowmoon #snow #tree #mountain #forest #outdoors #lightwalk #nightout #nightphotography #outdoorphotography #grousemountain #snowshoe #snowshoeing #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #adventurevisuals #stayandwander #thepnwstory #herpnwlife

Magical

Magical

Magical.

#snow #frost #winter #winterwonderland #pnw #pnwonderland #nature #pnwcollective #igersvancouver #outdoorphotography #wildernessculture #beautifulbc #explorevancouver #getoutside #outdoorwomen #stayandwander #picoftheday #naturelovers #naturephotography #604explore #seekingtheoutdoors #instanature #instanaturefriends #earthvacations

Slàinté to the weekend.

Slàinté to the weekend.

Slàinté to the weekend. Remember to give yourself a break, to unwind, recover and center yourself especially when you get too busy, feeling frazzled. Self care is crucial to your success, to stay strong and grounded. Once in a while I treat myself to a dram of Scotch I enjoy. It’s a small ritual, to sit in my favorite armchair, one drink sipped over a long time while relaxing with music, a book, or a TV show.
Today is that day, and it’s also Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve. Time to say adieu to the past and Hello to the new. Happy year of the Rooster! 🐓

Tomorrow, it’s time to get out to the wilderness and let nature do her magic. 💚

#herpnwlife #onelushlife #ladolcevita #livingwell #unwind #happyfriday #vancouver #imbibe #scotch #igers #igersvancouver #takingabreak #stilllife #foodporn #foodanddrink #whisky #happynewyear #lunarnewyear #yearoftherooster

Curl it up. Thanks gravity

Curl it up. Thanks gravity

Curl it up. Thanks gravity!

#snowcurl #snow #tree #mountain #forest #outdoors #outdoorphotography #mtseymour #snowshoe #snowshoeing #mysterypeak #pnw #pnwwonderland #pnwcollective #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #adventurevisuals

Good early morning!

Good early morning!

Good early morning! It has been amazing here with the snowfalls, as we rarely get opportunities like this. Both @cruseruser and I are headed up to Dog Mountain this morning so that I can introduce him to one of of my favorite hikes, made easier with snow and snowshoes! Stoked!

Video of Campbell Valley Regional Park last weekend, by the marsh land and river. We even witnessed a tree top break from the weight of the snow, glad we were just far away from it enough to not get hit! It creaked so loud then BOOM! the trunk exploded, crashing down trunk, limbs, and snow bombs.

#snow #frost #winter #winterwonderland #pnw #pnwonderland #nature #getoutside #pnwcollective #igersvancouver #outdoorphotography #wildernessculture #beautifulbc #explorevancouver

We all can falter…

We all can falter…

We all can falter and have not so great days where our mind is laden with work or worries. We loose our focus on what is important in the process of that, and easily get caught up in the negatives, whether it’s co-workers griping about something and we join in because it might feel good temporarily, or we are tired and go down that slippery slope of ‘woe is me’ or victim mentality. Today I’d like to remind us of the word FOCUS, and WHAT we CHOOSE to focus on sheds either light or darkness into our mind and lives.
#ThoughtFriday to carry you through the weekend in some mindful contemplation:

Do you choose to focus on all that you have or all the have nots? Putting focus on your HAVEs ties into being able to have gratitude, which supports being happy. I too had to remind myself today, and a little harder than usual, to focus on the HAVEs in my wonderful life. Somethings may not what I wanted them to be, yet, and it certainly doesn’t mean I can’t achieve them still and will 🙂 Sending you all love and light for the weekend! xo

2017 #Gratitude Jar project!! Think about all of your HAVEs and which are you grateful for?

https://www.facebook.com/events/603991019811350/

#begrateful #onelushlife #livingwell #livelovelaugh #igers #igersvancouver #vancouver #love #positivity #pnw