One of my favorite things about our adventures in the high country is the ever abundance of thriving nature. Even in the middle of summer the forrest is alive with activity. Most of our time was spent scouting the mountains for new and interesting trails and never knowing what you may discover at the end of one. We came across lakes, baby animals, cool crystal river pools, and even groves of beautiful butterflies partaking in the sweet nectar of the endless rainbow of blooms.
Although a little shy in front of the camera I was able to capture some of the natives feasting in the sunlight. Many times I found myself deeper into the woodlands than originally intended. It is so easy to scamper away chasing butterflies only to realize you can no longer hear or see the joyful interactions still happening at camp. I will have to work on my distractibility before it lands me in trouble!
The craziest thing about this trip was the experience of complete disconnect. In vacations past I was not blogging or running the shop which made me take no notice to the fact that we were completely isolated in the wilderness. This time? Not so much... it was so strange to be surrounded by chirps instead of chimes... snapping twigs instead of countless rings... and buzzing buggies instead of buzzing cellies! It was all so odd come day three! I started feeling like I just couldn't relax and just go with it. Like the silence was just all too eery and the lack of schedule all too unsettling. Just goes to show that I probably needed this more than I even realized!
But luckily there was more than enough around me to keep me busy. Exploring... hiking... and even making a few new friends! It was a wonderful trip with most of the people I hold so dear. Wonder where we will end up next year?
Love & Lollies...
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