Encouraging Hearts and Home: Missing Nature

I swear it has either been dreary, rainy, or snowy for the past few weeks-- I mean it probably hasn't been quite that long but I'm starting to feel like we're never going to see the sun again.  All this wet, dreary weather and cooler winter temps means that Evan and I have not gone out on any hikes and I am so missing being out in nature.  That's why there were several nature posts shared last week that really grabbed my attention.  They made me smile and remember that we WILL get out in some sunny weather for our own wonderful hikes soon so I decided to feature them today.

And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!  

 

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!



Most viewed from last week:

Simple Dinner for 2 + Recipe by Thrifting Wonderland




Some of my favorites from last week:

Wildcat Mound by Amy's Creative Pursuits






My Favorite Nature Photos of 2022 by Comfort Spring Station (I try so hard to not feature the same blog two weeks in a row but I just could not help myself-- I mean look at that photo!)



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  1. I do hope that you see some sunny weather soon. Thanks for hosting this great link-up.
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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    1. Thank you! We did get out and hike yesterday since the day started out with snow; before it turned to rain and all washed away.

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  2. Winter is my least favorite season BUT it has been mild so far so I am getting outside as much as possible to walk before I can't for awhile- you are my inspiration :)

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    1. Very true, it has been nice and mild... but oh so wet and windy!

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  3. Joanne, thanks so much for hosting. My entry numbers are 7 and 8.

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  4. This too shall pass!! We have been having a mild weather lately- almost ever since the blizzard before Christmas. My daughter and I were able to go on a long walk yesterday, albeit not in nature per se but to walk to her favorite coffee shop ;). Think how nice those sunny days will feel- not just literally- when you finally get some nice weather.

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    1. Definitely! I can't wait to feel the sun on my face again.

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  5. Oh thank you so much for featuring my fall hiking post! I so appreciate it. Yes, missing nature is hard in winter, especially when you live in a super cold climate like I do. We are learning to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature in the winter, though it's hard as there aren't that many warm winter days.

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    1. We try to get out anytime we can too; it's actually been warmer than usual here but so wet and rainy.

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  6. Joanne, it is tiring when the weather stays dreary for too long, isn't it. We are blessed in our part of the desert southwest to have sun most of the year. But we have had cold windy days and some unusually low temps at night during a couple of spells. Thanks for hosting. I always find great inspiration and yummy recipes here! Happy New Year! I hope it's a year filled with God's blessings.

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too, Donna!

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  7. I hope you see the sun again soon, Joanne. I remember how that is from living in Ohio and Michigan. Thank you for hosting !

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  8. Many thanks for featuring my favorite nature shots from last year.Wishing I could send you a sunny day with blue sky & white clouds

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  9. Thanks for the party,and for sharing your outdoors pictures and hikes. I'm ready for spring!

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    1. Oh me too! I'm always ready for spring though.

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  10. I agree with you and just hate all of this gloomy and rainy weather. Hopefully we'll have some sunny days soon. I hope you have a nice weekend Joanne.

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    1. I'm so excited for this weekend; we have lots of plans and I'm keeping my fingers everyone stays healthy so we can follow them through.

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