Nature walking featuring Ants + Possums

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more then he seeks”

Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today? After spending the whole week being surrounded by houses and buildings the only place I felt like spending my weekend at was somewhere in nature. I have always loved being surrounded by  nature, I find it’s the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Last weekend me and my family decided to head of to a park not to far from where we live and spend the day there. Usually when we go to this park we take a 5 -10 minute walk, take in the surroundings then head over to find a place to set up camp.

However this time around we decided to switch things up and go on an hour long walk. Which is still pretty short compared to our previous walks {the longest one we did was nearly clocking 3 hours}. I should add now,since it will play into the story later, that when I bush walk or basically do anything active I am usually in flip flops. I know not the most appropriate footwear for those occasions but what can I say I love being as close to barefoot as possible.

So we started our walk, we took in the lovely views of the open fields, inspected vintage machinery {I want to say a part of a grass cutter but I’m not sure}, we took photos, my dad and me went grass picking near a lake {for my cat, he really loves his grass}, and we also tried to take photos with some ducks that happen to be in the lake. The photos didn’t turn out that great since every time we would get near they would go running or should I say swimming 😀

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{A picture of one of the sweet little possums}

Now we get to the interesting part of the story. As we were nearing the end of our walk my dad spotted in a tree a few steps from the path two possums. They were two of the cutest, smallest, furry little sweethearts with these little heads that were just jjdjfdbhs! They were just so so cute!!

I, like the rest of my family, was to busy staring at them to realize I was standing right next to a ants nest. You can imagine my horror when one of them bite me on my big toe.

It wasn’t the greatest feeling. My toe kept throbbing the whole time and it honestly felt like it was gonna swell up to twice it’s size. Thankfully there was a tap close by. After sticking my toe under the faucet of cold water for 5 minutes it finally started to feel somewhat back to normal. {Aside from the occasional throbbing pain}.

Aside from the ant bite it was still an amazing day! I highly recommend the next time you have free time to go and spend some time in nature 😀

Just remember wear appropriate shoes when nature walking and watch out for ants nests when looking at furry creatures in trees.

xxx Mirjana

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