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  • Elisse Carma

A Walk in the Bamboo with Skye

Skye smiles at me from the tree stump in the forest

We have a little bamboo forest right down the road from us--about a 10 minute walk, 3 minute bike ride.

Skye shows me the leaves she found

Sometimes we take the kids on walks through there. It's always really quiet and peaceful. I don't see many people there--maybe one other walker, usually an old man.

Skye tries not to fall down the hill

This is the kind of place I longed for when we lived in Texas. Something green, something other-worldly, something you can escape into. Something alive and beautiful. Something that wasn't suburbia.

Skye yells at me angrily in the forest

Sure you can get that in patches of North Texas, but you definitely won't find it within a 10 minute walk of your Fort Worth suburban home.

Skye walks carefully through the weeds in the forest

Skye and I recently took a walk through the forest and I loved how green and beautiful it was, even in the thick of winter.

Skye carefully makes her way down the hill

We didn't last more than half an hour, with the cold air biting into our fingers and toes, but it was enough to get a little escape from the busy world around us--and get some lovely pictures.

Skye looks for birds in the bamboo

I keep saying it, but I'm constantly in awe of the beauty Japan has to offer.

Skye's beautiful blue eyes are brought out by her blue coat as she looks at me in the forest

Who knew, right, Skye?

Skye is sad in the forest

We will be back soon for another little dose of bamboo beauty.

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