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Experiencing nature on a family outing

Nature is for me a source of inspiration and I love art made with natural materials.  But frankly, ”Animastones” are too hard for me!

Recently I went hiking with my family in Aiguebelle National Park (Quebec).

I always considered it very important that children discover nature and realize how valuable our environment is, and how fragile. Now it’s my kids’ turn to lead me to new discoveries…

We left early because it looked like it was going to be a very warm day.  I had my camera ready to “shoot” anything that would cross my path. A grass snake did exactly that and startled me. It disappeared before I could press the shutter button!

I had better luck with a squirrel and a chipmunk.

So what does this have to do with “Animastones”, you ask? After we had crossed the suspension bridge, we arrived in a rocky area. Each of us gathered some stones and, being the artist, I was tasked with building an “inukshuk”. It didn’t really impress anyone and I think I’ll stick to making art with paper plates and cardboard!

My inukshuk
Real inukshuk

Things to do in Aiguebelle:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Picnic
  • Canoe and kayak
  • Fishing
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
Suspension bridge

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