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Kirsten Hill  Adventure and beauty, in the ordinary and extraordinary. South African-Canadian. Northern Ontario and beyond. All pics taken by me unless I'm in them.

But oh how refreshing it is to be surrounded by trees and taking a dip.
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I’m not sure if I’ve ever swam as early as June 16th in Ontario. But with sizzling sunshine and water as inviting as this, how could I resist?! The crazy part... we were the only ones there! I’m so befuddled that on a day like this, no one else had the same idea! I aim to never take for granted what a privilege it is to live so close to what feels like paradise.
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Joy is found in resting and gratitude. Joy is found in doing more than you think you can. Joy is found in doing less less than you think you should (on Saturday afternoons!). Joy is found in sunsets and cloudy days. Joy is found on the mountain tops and in paperwork.
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I’m grateful for the rhythms of life and the ebbs and flows. I try to remind myself to breathe through the nerve wracking parts and breathe, breathe, breathe. I’m so grateful for nature’s relative consistency and reliability in all of life’s chaos and unpredictability. I’m grateful for those that choose to journey with me, what a privilege it is to have love, family and friends.
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I love exploring new places, but I also love returning to the same places over and over again. Like many things in life, I don’t think it has to be a dichotomy. This is a lake I know I’ll keep coming back to. I only went in knee deep but it’s just a tantalizer of many summer days to come. No matter what, the important thing is: #getoutdoors - what a difference it makes being surrounded by natural things.
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A spring evening on the farm! A change of scenery is as good as a holiday.
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Cauley and I spent the evening with some friends on their sheep farm. I got to cuddle a little lamb and feed another with a bottle, and the highlight of the evening was seeing a lamb being born! The first bonding moments were so precious. Nature sure is incredible! The sheep looked so peaceful as they tucked themselves in for the night, I almost wanted to make a straw bed for myself! 😂
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Check my stories to see the newborn lamb bonding with his mama and hear his little cry 😍
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Driftwood and debris after a storm. I’ve been thinking about how everything gets stirred up after a storm. Heavy rains and winds might bring things to the surface but it can only bring up what was in, in the first place. A reminder to be careful about what you let in. Also a reminder that there always is a calm after the storm. Here are some calm waters after some stormy days.
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How tempted I am to sometimes wish spring would last forever! But there so much beauty in the changing of the seasons. I know I definitely appreciate spring that much more after a long winter. If the season your life is in still feels like winter, hold on to hope, you will reach your spring.
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Us and the love of our life. As we look into the future, we see far up ahead, as mysterious as it is, we are grateful that we trust Him who holds all time in his hands and knows the end from the beginning. In two months and one day we’ll be taking a big step in our journey, committing our lives to one another, with God and a small circle of friends and family as witnesses. 61 days until we become husband and wife.
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Thank you to @startswithadreamphotography for capturing this beautiful moment that tells the story of him and I.
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I love the fact that weather teaches us how unpredictable life can be and to be prepared for anything! I also love that clouds and still water and the setting sun can work together to create masterpieces like this. I am grateful for time spent outdoors in the wild!
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This evening @cauleyroundhead and I went on one of the most adventurous hikes ever with @startswithadreamphotography - my goodness, trekking through streams and puddles the size of ponds and dripping trees, amongst black flies and mosquitoes. But, it meant enjoying this beauty! I am grateful for this pristine nature and being surrounded by people up for braving the elements.
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