This is my favourite time of year, I really love the fall. The landscape is changing daily right now and my drive to town gets more beautiful by the day. I moved to Northern Ontario 10 years ago from Southern Ontario and have never looked back. I live in the bush literally surrounded by trees and all the forest splendor. I have a huge backyard to play in.
Hiking in the fall is one of my favourite things to do. It is a lot easier to get around in the bush this time of year and no bugs, yah!!! Hiking calms my mind especially in this busy fall time, grounds me, and keeps me mindful of the cycles and simplicity of life.
I remember the first few times I hiked in the bush, tripping over my feet, logs, branches etc.. I felt like a puppy who trips over their own paws. My husband would giggle and tell me I just hadn’t got my bush legs yet. Each time got easier as I honed my bush skills. Hiking teaches the body functional movement patterns that translate into more efficient movement in day to day life. Lifting the knees, using the core, climbing, ducking limbs, like a natural obstacle course of sorts! I did do some hiking in Southern Ontario but the bush is not the same.
So as Thanksgiving approaches I just want to say how thankful I am to be living in beautiful Northern Ontario with all that it has to offer. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do any hiking this fall or get into the bush why not add that to your Thanksgiving plans! Their is nothing like a great hike followed by a turkey dinner with family & friendsJ
Have a good one!
Sherry Morton Jibb PTS. RYT. FIS. NWS, Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor Registered Yoga Teacher, Owner