|When the light hits right, some trees look golden...|
Fast forward 'til now. Somehow, God decided that this happy-in-the-country girl should live in the 5th largest city in the world. Granted, we live in more of the "suburbs" but there are still people everywhere. Paths are concrete. And life in an apartment means no quick trips outside, so walking outside barefoot is out of the question (not to mention the looks/comments I would get from well-meaning grandmas if I took my daughter out without shoes!).
But here, we've been blessed to be immersed in nature once again. We still notice how amazing it smells. And I love taking my daughter out to explore, walking on the roads now becoming familiar to her as well, eating raindrops from small pine trees, throwing rocks and sticks in puddles, and examining little bugs and creatures we find along the way. Except for snakes. Even at 38 weeks pregnant when we came across one, I could still jump and run!