And the winner of the Nature Chills Challenge #3 is… of course all of you! I loved all of your entries for this blogging challenge about nature. After the other bloggers have voted we do have two posts in shared first place:
I made a massive mistake and forgot to mention three participants of the Nature Chills Challenge #3 in my last post! Thank you so much, The Beespeak, for pointing it out! So here is the proper list and the adjusted poll. Apologies for the mistake!
The Nature Chills Challenge #3 is almost over. We reached the Deadline and now it’s up to you to vote for the winner of this round. Here are your participants:
One of my favourite places to visit in Japan. The snow monkeys in Jigokudani, Nagano, Japan. Jigokudani means “Hell Valley” It is a snowy chilly little place with thermal activity resulting in some natural hot springs along side a swift running river. It is also the habitat for some Japanese Macaque monkeys who love to come down and bath in the pools.
These wee fellows just chill out, groom each other and soak away the stresses of monkey life in the pools, seemingly oblivious to the snappy happy tourists who come to see them. They may even be wondering why we are so shy and don’t get our kit off and get in for a soak with them. This area is for the monkeys only but they have been known to wander over to nearby hot spring lodges and use the guest pools.
I love visiting and just spending sometime chilling out…
Or do you need a challenge to get out daily into nature?
Tomorrow is May 1. Nothing like a new month to take on a new challenge. And MAYbe this is your month. May is spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere — not too hot, not too cold, just right for getting outside and getting a daily dose of nature time!
But…maybe you’re feeling too busy. Or maybe you’ve had a nature walk go wrong. Or maybe you can’t seem to remember a single benefit to time outdoors when the kids beg for just 30 more minutes in Minecraft. Or is that only at my house?
Getting outside, every day, can be a challenge — so here are 3 challenges to get you there:
Out on the river, no-one else around Enjoying the peace of Nature’s sound Puttering gently, not making waves, It’s a different world. Banks of birds, overlapping trees, The soft caress of a summer breeze Ruffles my hair, kisses my skin, Worth more than the brightest gold. Cloudless skies on a sunny day No anger or worries to get in our way All is calm, still and quiet, Life’s perfection to behold.
So don’t feel shy! It’s the time of the year where nature everywhere changes the most. Be it spring in the northern hemisphere or fall down south. Tell me what makes you chill in nature, makes you happy, relax, feel good… and share it in a post in the Nature Chills Challenge. You can find all the details here.