We celebrated the Summer Solstice with a hike in the Jemez Mountains, along the East Fork of the Jemez River. (The Summer Solstice was on June 21st, so this post is a wee bit tardy.)
Mama, can I look at that book?
Let’s go on a hike!
Walking with Mama
Crossing one of four bridges
Bliss…upon our first entry into the water, after about a 1 mile hike
Sit down spot
Nice cool water
Riding on Papa’s shoulders
How about this spot?
Perfect shady spot to play
Sometimes she likes to take her own route
Across the last bridge
Hiking out the last leg on Papa’s shoulders
Asleep almost immediately when we got in the car
Still sleeping, but now with a ‘pillow’
This year, one of the American ‘holidays’ fell on the summer solstice. That holiday is called Father’s Day. Just for the record, we wouldn’t have done anything differently. Every single day of our lives is a day for Fathers and Mothers and Children, which is to say a day for every person in this amazing, precious, unique world. Cherish them all, every one of these days and every one of these people.
I am a mother and a wife, lady scientist, gardener, fabulous cook, foodie, world traveler, and aspiring polymath. I like to ignore stereotypes, challenge the status quo and encourage independent thought.