The Woods


When I was a kid I would wander the woods in back of my grandparent’s house for hours by myself. I’d pretend I lived out there among the hardwoods, the maples and oaks.


Now, I have two amazing souls to wander with me.


The sun was shining down on us today as we immersed ourselves in nature.


For most of the day we meandered through a pine forest.


We sat by the water.


We picked pine needles.


We stopped to notice lichen on bark…


And patterns left by wood boring insects.


We ate low bush cranberries.


And we chatted with chickadees.

Now that we’re home we are enjoying those pine needles we picked and the vitamin C they will provide in a batch of Pine Needle Tea. We also picked newly sprouting black birch branches for Black Birch Tea.

Go wander the woods, it’s good for the soul.










2 Comments Add yours

  1. birchtree9 says:

    Hey Jodi – Great Post! Was wondering about you the other day. :) Talk soon okay? Joanne


  2. stateeats says:

    Beautiful photos Jodi. I love walking in the woods, and don’t do it near enough. I’d like to try that pine needle tea too. – Kat


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