Nature

The Arts for the Heart: Nature

The whole world is full of unworked joy mines. Everywhere we go we find all sorts of happiness-producing material, if we only know how to extract it.” -Orison Swett Marsden   Some of the greatest joy mines are in the arts. The arts help to teach and mold our hearts so we are better able...
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Nature Journaling

Something that I have wanted us to be more consistent with is nature journaling.  I learned about nature journaling from John Muir Laws.  I am still very much a beginner but I’m really enjoying the process and excited to learn more as I go.   “When we see with clear eyes, we know that we...
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Mountain Meals 2020

We haven’t been on as many actual campouts this summer compared to the last couple of years, but we have still gone camping a handful of times (and have plans for at least a couple more before it gets too cold).  We have also done quite a few more campfire lunches/dinners this year than we...
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Campout #5 2020: Heber Mountain

We had a lot going on in July so we weren’t able to go camping.  But we went on campout #5 for 2020 this weekend.  We went to Heber Mountain and it was so pretty up there!  Lots of aspen trees and wildflowers.    
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Campout #4 2020: Silver Lake Flat Reservoir

Friday was my birthday.  We decided to go camping. 🙂  This time we went to Silver Lake Flat Reservoir in American Fork Canyon. We were lucky and got there just in time to get a good campsite… most of them were already taken already. We got a site right next to the mountain stream. The...
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Campout #3 2020: Goblin Valley

We went camping at Goblin Valley this weekend.  It was really hot and windy…but we still had a great time!  We even saw a scorpion in real life for the first time.  That was a little nerve wracking.  Haha.  This morning we went on a fun hike at Little Wild Horse Canyon.
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Gardening: Month Five

Our Garden isn’t looking amazing these days.  The plants have had some issues with the leaves dying, but they seem to be on the mend and they are still producing fruit, so that’s good.  There is definitely a learning curve (combined with our climate and deck gardening conditions) with all of this and I have...
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Campout #2 2020: Payson Canyon

Campout #2 of 2020!  We went up to Payson Canyon… along with everyone else in Utah it seemed.  It took us quite a while to find an open campsite but we finally found one!  It was right next to a really pretty trail and we enjoyed a long walk in the mountains the next morning....
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Gardening: Month Four

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:5-7)   4th month...
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