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Home is..... - Shivaya Naturals

Home is…..

November 13, 2009

Our Front Steps

Our Classroom

Our Kitchen

Our Waterslide

Our Jungle Gym

Our Secret Garden

Our Neighbor

Our Road Less Traveled

While journeying through the mountains yesterday, my oldest asked me “mom, is this our home?” “More than the one with our address on it” I replied.

This is where we live, where we come to when we need a sense of place. This is where we escape to and find comfort in. This is where we play, and where we find magic. This is home. It is pretty easy to clean, has a big backyard, comes with amazing views, has a fantastic sense of community, and is located near all the best schools.

Couldn’t ask for anything more

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan (Rawmazing) November 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Just found your blog from your tweet on twitter. Beautiful. I just got back from Colorado, having taken a walk in the forest up in the high country, I felt more connected than anywhere else. Then I saw your beautiful pictures…ahhh. Thank you! Can't wait to explore your blog more!


Francesca November 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Lovely post. I like it how you mix in a little humor to keep it real. It's a beautiful home.


Brooke November 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Couldn't ask for anything more, right? Love, love, love the pictures… wish I had a place… wait; I do. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂


Gypsy Forest November 13, 2009 at 2:49 pm

i love this 🙂


Meryl November 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Oh, and I'm so jealous of the snowy carpet your home has! I'm so ready to leap headfirst into the holidays, but it's still so darn warm here….


Hip Mountain Mama November 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm

These are awesome photos!. Where did you go yesterday that there was so much snow and ice?


Shivayamama November 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I know! There was so much, it was crazy. This is the Glacier Gorge trail going to Alberta Falls. We actually had a slow go of the trail for a while because the snow had melted through the morning and early afternoon, and then turned to ice. It was gorgeous though, and a ton of fun to play in!


Its_Lily November 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I also feel more at home in the woods than I do in my house. Why is it I always leave the woods?
Beautiful captures….I think my favorite is the bridge.


kmberrien November 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Just beautiful!


Maeghan November 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Beautiful. How amazing the world around us is.


sowabisabi November 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

really beautiful photos. I love the one with you reaching down to your son. it is amazing how much peace and comfort can be found exploring the outdoors. we are supposed to have sun and 60s here this weekend…lots of inspiration to get out and play.


nessienoodle November 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

oh heather, this post just gave me the chills. It is beyond true. and if we remember that the world around us is home we have a bigger and better respect for it all, don't we?

and wow, it looks cold by you guys already!


julia November 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm


You are so right. Our environment IS so much more than just that.

What stunning pictures….it makes me wish I was there too.

And how cute is that little squirrel?!?!?! I could totally keep one of them as a pet!


Lisa November 13, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Beautiful, thank you.


Debbie November 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Wow, what a fantastic place! And what a blessing to be able to enjoy it with your children.


Nina - Tabiboo November 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Beautiful, amazing 'WOW!!'

have a wonderful, wonderful weekend,

Nina xxxx


Kelly November 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm

You are very lucky to have such beautiful surroundings!!


Chelsea November 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Its beautiful. We spent summer vacations in Colorado quite a bit when I was a child and this is what I remember. +Chelsea


kaylovesvintage November 13, 2009 at 10:16 pm

that"'s a dream… so much nature


nicola November 14, 2009 at 12:49 am

beautiful. it reminds me of yosemite, which feels like another home to me, too.


Stephanie November 14, 2009 at 1:00 am

Just beautiful!


Adrie November 14, 2009 at 1:08 am

Love this!


Valarie November 14, 2009 at 2:12 am

What a beautiful home you have. Your photos are stunning.


Lisa Q November 14, 2009 at 2:14 am

wonderful post! i just love this heather!! so good!


5orangepotatoes November 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Perfect living I tell ya! Wow, it's so cold up there, but warm down here in ohio (high 60's).
Loved the lantern walk post, the lanterns are gorgeous!



Julia November 14, 2009 at 2:19 am

Love it.


Jennifer November 14, 2009 at 3:21 am

I am so very jealous of your home. That being said, I do love mine as well!


Imene November 13, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I went to Denver only once but you're giving me the urge to visit Colorado once again! It is so beautiful and peaceful. I go for a nature walk twice a week and it really helps me relax.
I sometimes dream of living in the woods…as long as I have internet and that Amazon delivers my books ;o)


kyndale November 14, 2009 at 3:25 am

so peaceful!


quirkygranolagirl November 14, 2009 at 4:06 am

gorgeous pictures! I wish Wisconsin had some mountains 🙂


gardenmama November 14, 2009 at 5:43 am

certainly some of the joys of homeschooling!


Eva November 14, 2009 at 5:18 am

Wow! What an amazing day! The mountains are beautiful and they are our home! I loved all the pictures..so real. You answered your son so perfectly…I think that is the way we should look at most things in life. The beauty and life around us that was here long before us & will remain long after we are gone. Respect it as our own & it will stay as beautiful as it is today.


stacyZ November 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Love this is fantastic beautiful. I am loving this intense debate!


samthehamsmom November 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Can you say jealous? How wonderful for your boys to be able to explore such beauty~


heather November 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

hello. your creativity is inspiring. i keep meeting other colorado women bloggers these days.

this post. i am so into it. thank you!


Aann November 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Hi Heather
I'm back from Savannah and thanks for the message on my blog. I have lots of catching up to do and postings to read, but yours was first. Amazing photographs as always and so true to have the woods, mountains and rivers as your backyard.
thanks for sharing.


Lindsey November 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Oh, what a home! We frequently find the best moments of happiness and solace in our favorite outdoor places as well.


Earth Mama November 16, 2009 at 2:59 am

Very true. When you are free, you are free, and you can see that everything around you is their for you to love and enjoy. What better home could you ask for!? Beautiful post. I love the open innocence that children hold.


Camille November 16, 2009 at 7:24 am

Hi Heather,
How does your scedule look this week because I am coming to your house to play!
Your friend, Camille


Camille November 16, 2009 at 7:29 am

I am not going to correct my spelling of 'schedule' becase you know what I meant.


Shivayamama November 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I am so glad that you are back! Hope that you had a wonderful trip. Can't wait to hear about it 🙂


Shivayamama November 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm

And I just found yours, which looks amazing! Thanks for stopping over


larissa November 18, 2009 at 2:21 am

What an amazing way to spend time with your kiddos! absolutely gorgeous photos! you're the best mom!


AG Ambroult November 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

oh goodness. How evocative. I SO wish we lived close to a wildreness like that. gorgeous. Love those front stairs! And I have a feeling that neighbor won't have a problem with how often you do or do not mow you lawn!


erin November 18, 2009 at 2:10 pm



eesh November 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Hey love the new comment box. And loved this post! It's so sad that in this day and age so many people forget about the 'home' right outside our doors.


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