Saying Goodbye To Summer
We managed to squeeze out a few last days of summer even though we are mid October.
I didn’t think I’d get to wear this newly thrifted Canadian made dress this year but the incredible weather made it possible.
This is a very well designed piece with so many flattering details for someone that is curvy and vertically challenged.
Can you spot them all?
These are some of the design details that make this dress work for me; cross over v-neckline, empire waist with wide contrast band, high angled pockets with contrast band, contrast hem and an a-line skirt hitting me just above the knee. Added bonus…the bold graphic print is very cool and the dress is made out of cotton with a bit of stretch. Perfection!
Since the hubby came back home we’ve been making good use of the amazing weather by getting outside as often as possible.
We have been immersing ourselves in ” Shinrin-Yoku” a Japanese term for forest bathing or as we’ve practised for many years, hiking.
We reduce our stress, increase our immune system, recharge our spirits and reconnect with nature. It creates a state of mindfulness and wholeness with the planet and each other that I don’t find anywhere else.
I’m sharing photos of our hike yesterday, a spot we just discovered only twenty minutes from where we live.
The air was full of the unmistakable earthy odour of fall and the sound of crunching of leaves underfoot.
Zoë was extra excited to come along for the trip. We don’t take her as often as she is normally tapped out at the 10 km mark but she made out fine yesterday.
I took the photo below while laying down on a tree trunk after our picnic.
The clouds hypnotically floated past while random golden leaves made their final escape and danced their way down to the forest floor.
It was mesmerizing.
When I think of “serenity now” the famous line from Seinfeld I picture moments like these.
Have you ever tried rejuvenation with Shinrin-Yoku?