Nature Haiku: Arboretum in the Spring

Linley scurrying

Sticking his nose in the dirt

Looking up at us

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Wind in our hair

Sun shining on our skin

Wanting to be spring

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Trees moving about

Creating outside movement

That is much needed

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Linley loves water

And he starts digging in it

To find something new

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We all need newness

During these uncertain times

But now there is hope

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Walking with Linley

Is the most underrated

Joy in this great life!

La Campana National Park, Chile

La Campana National Park is located in Olmué, Chile. Charles Darwin actually hiked here after his visit to the Galápagos Islands. It’s a must-see if you’re in the area!

Juan and I hiked the 7-kilometer trail, but only made it to the 5-kilometer mark since it was the most difficult path. Going uphill was incredibly difficult and put my physical and mental stamina to the test. With that said, however, going downhill was even worse on my hips, knees and ankles.

The hike itself provided Juan and I with a modest 6.5-mile exercise! In total, we walked 12.4 miles yesterday, and boy am I feeling it today…

Pro tip: don’t go hiking if you have the flu. This made my hike much more intolerable than it needed to be!

Pro tip #2: go hiking with someJuan special. It’ll be double the fun! 🙂