Happy Trails

He followed pill bugs along in the dirt, ate blackberries off of bramble plants, had endless fun with a stick, and gazed patiently out at ducks on the water. Documenting a family walk along a trail sounded ideal, but I did not realize the trickiness of family-on-trail photography - I can only either shoot from behind or in front - very little flexibility for different angleage. Top it off with uneven speckled shade, and much of the time spent looking at the ground for insects (not me, I mean, the little boy).

I did appreciate the nature-friendly parenting style; instilling a gentle curiosity for things living under logs, being unafraid of dirt and scratchy bark, the encouragement to clamber over tree roots, and complete enjoyment and entertainment from being outside and away from things human-made.