Getting out in nature has always been something we enjoyed, and doing so is even more important with Finn in our lives.  Some days, we spend large chunks of time outside.  Admittedly, other days I barely make it outside at all.

30×30 challenges are out there everywhere these days.  Last August we were prompted by Ontario Parks to commit to the challenge.  Chasing Wilderness finished off his 31 Days of Wild in time to team up with Wildling for their #WildSpring challenge on Instagram.  Finally, The David Suzuki Foundation has issued a challenge for May to spend 30 minutes in nature each day for thirty days for the sake of health and mental well-being.  When David Suzuki tells you to get outside, you get outside!  You can join here.

A 30×30 challenge requires you to spend at least 30 minutes outside for 30 days.  This should be manageable, right?  Thirty minutes of outdoor time each day seems almost laughably a small thing to ask, yet sometimes it’s a struggle.

Some days are more easily enjoyed than others, but more days than naught we reveled in nature.  Here are a few photos of moments we enjoyed outside.

 

On one occasion this week we took a walk in our neighbourhood.  There are fish spawning in our river so it’s a happening place for wildlife these days.

 

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We weren’t the only ones enjoying the warmth of the sun.
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When I wasn’t looking, Tess found some goose poo to roll on in a neighbour’s lawn.  So, into the lake she went.

 

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For some reason, Joel and I don’t have a spit of luck with growing plants indoors.  We’ve had some small success with pots of herbs, but the beautiful rose bush from my sister-in-law deserves a fighting chance.  So I planted it outside with the rest of my perennials while Finn cheered me on from the quilt my sister made him.

 

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Another day this week, Finn and I travelled to a provincial park for one of the more rejuvenating hikes we’ve been on lately.  It reminded me of camping with Joel before we married, which we have fond memories of.   Our hiking partners were Aly and Grayson, who were happy to show us the ropes at one of their favourite stomping grounds.  With the babes strapped to our backs on Ergo Baby carriers, we opted for the 3km trail rather than the 8km, which we somehow found ourselves on anyway.  We didn’t mind the extra distance so much as the trail looped around a lake that somehow is left uninhibited despite its prime Muskoka locale.

 

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Photography by Aly Mullin

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Photography by Aly Mullin

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What kind of wild adventures have you been up to lately?