January 1, 2010

A New Year’s walk

K and I took a different route this morning when we went for our nature walk at Dairy Farm Nature Park. The distance we covered was about 2x further than the distance we walked during our last visit. My little trooper was all gamed to explore this new route and did not even asked me to carry him once throughout our 1 and a half hour walk. Actually I wouldn’t be surprised if we managed to cover at least 3km from our walk :)

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It’s amazing how how nature can be viewed so differently when we take that effort to observe nature in it’s organic form and see the patterns that it creates. dfnat1Every walk that we take together, K and I will always stop, observe and marvel at beauty of nature. Admire the vast variety of species of different wildflowers/plants on display and watch insects going about their business in their natural environment.

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From our walk this time, we were rewarded with a breath-taking view of the Singapore quarry, located at the south-western end of the park. We took in the tranquil sight of the wetland and watched the aerial antics of a fuchsia-coloured dragonfly flying near the cattails.

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dfnat3 We spend some time seated under the pavilion next to the quarry and quietly listened to hidden birds, one which sounded like rhythmic drumming of a woodpecker’s bill on a tree.

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K even wanted to explore one of the trails away from the walking path. I asked him if he knew what to do if a snake crossed our path, He shook his head. I then told him that it will be better if we explore this other trail the next time when daddy comes with us.

On our way back to the entrance of the park, we were greeted by a group of wild monkeys and caught a glimpse of 2 squirrels scampering across the path in front of us.

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K was totally thrilled with the sights he saw this morning and he exclaimed really loudly on our way back, "I like nature!"

4 comments:

Merryn said...

Oh yes K, I love nature too :D

Nic said...

Happy New 2010 Rachel! Wishing you and family more laughter less tears; more health and less illness :-)

Angeline said...

I Love the Greens!
What a great way to start the year! Back to Nature.
Nice!

Happy New Year to You and your family.

Ing said...

Beautiful photos! And a wonderful way to start a new year. :)