Do you guys ever feel blocked when you’re back in your hometown? I know there’s so much beauty here, but I seem to glance over it without even wanting to grab the camera and shoot. It’s definitely a habit I need to get out of if I want to continue growing as a photographer and creator. 🤦🏻♀️ @iwishtobecreative
It’s time to go take some photographs!
One of the best parts about being back in Rotorua, is visiting places that were special to us when we lived here last time. The redwoods were right across the street from the home we rented in 2013-15. *
If we had a restless day at home, we could pop over for a quick walk. Back in 2013, we spent a lot of time implementing tactics to avoid meltdowns. We still have a lot of kid related chaos in our life, but it’s new and different. *
Yesterday we took our first walk in the redwoods since being back. We didn’t have an enormous jogging stroller, no one cried or had to be carried. We played frisbee through the trees. *
There were beautiful, sweet things about life in 2013, but it’s fun to be exploring New Zealand with a new perspective, in different stage of life. *
#noteddetails #exploring #redwoods #rotorua #newzealand #frisbee #kids #bigkids #littlekids #nature #greatoutdoors #lifestages
From the first inaugural hike of the Hiking for Injured Riders Team, or H.I.R.T! @cyncible252
is sporting a broken shoulder and together we gimped through the forest. You can check out our Facebook group if you’d like to hike with us. In other news, my surgery stitches came out, and I got to see the fantastic job the surgeon did reattaching my elbow with a tension wire. Now onto physical therapy. #riderdown #brokenelbowchronicles #mtb #hiking #redwoods
The redwood forests around Oakland are magical.
First roll of film through the Contessamat that’s been decorating my shelf for the last few years 🖤
a - s p e c i a l - p l a c e // #explore
Dad forgot to bring toys but this leash is super chewy! #hucklepup
Her cute little smile says it all!!!
The Shell Tree at Portola Redwoods State Park - 2000 years old and 54 feet in circumference. Burned in 1989 due to a camper’s fire, but still pretty magnificent, even as a stump. #redwoods
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more ~~Lord Byron
Lady ferns line majority Fern Canyon • Northern California Coast 🌲🌊🌲
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” – Sylvia Plath 🌲🧝🏻♀️🌲
Blackberry Bridge. Northern California 🌲🧝🏻♀️🌲
The best gift you can give yourself is time spent amongst nature. She never disappoints 🌲🧝🏻♀️🌲 ....
Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean ~ John Muir 🌲🧝🏻♀️🌲
The forest looks different every time I go. This is heaven on earth if there was one, and it’s just a few miles up the road 🌲