Or so it seems. Just sitting by a stream and watching.
All these forest shots were taken on Sunday morning. Instead of me heading out into the forest with the guys for a MTB trip, we decided I would stay home and we would take out the kids for a walk in the forest. Not your normal walk and follow the path. No no, we just crossed the street behind the house and headed straight into the forest. Over trees and trunks, stepping on soft moss, jumping over little streams.
Of course, this kind of activity is a bit too much for a little boy like Zeb. But he did well, and enjoyed it a lot. But give it an hour and he will get tired in his legs. Imagine yourself on your next walk and you have obstacles as high (or even bigger) as yourself. See how fit you are…
His big sister did better. She was really into it after a while and firing loads of questions, like what everything was called, why there were no fish in the stream, were all the frogs came from(we saw loads), …
The best of it all, just before we decided to head back home, we found some “Funnel Chanterelle”, or “Trattkantarell” as they call it in Swedish. Very tasty, and hard to find. So we picked some, cleaned them at home and used them on the fish we cooked for lunch. No better way to finish a sunday morning walk !!!
Autumn just arrived and I am already longing for the summer. Crazy since I think autumn is the best of the 4 seasons. You still get a lot of sun in the beginning, leaves are turning colors and create magical patterns across the skies, open fires are lit, … I know I am a romantic when it comes to stuff like this.
But for some reasons it feels like I wasn’t finished yet with the summer. It got pulled away a bit too early. Am I the only one that feels this way ?
It’s been a while again since I was out on a bike. Not true, I bike to work 3 days a week. But out in the forest. My master plan I had in the beginning of the year … to make a bit more time available in the weekends to go riding in the forests around town with some friends. Something we did more than once a week a couple of years ago. That era in time before we had kids.
And now we move to the house, there was surely no time for that kind of activity. But we are getting more and more settled, so yesterday I had a free pass. Here are some of the things we saw on the way:
And the same lake from the same standpoint but with the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone:
The forest was OK for most of it. Some of it was very, very, very muddy. No pics of that because I was struggling with getting my bike AND myself out of it.
And slippery on the rocks. Now, this shot doesn’t look too steep, but this is only the last 10% of it. Which we walked, yes, I am not ashamed of it.
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Not bad to be living in one of the top 3 countries.