Инстаграм @naturesintern Nature's Intern
My newly carved spoon all whittled up and in its final stage 🔪🌲✌ . This was a fun learning experience and I'm already planning my next few carving projects. . This spoon was carved out of a dry aged piece of Cherry and resulted in a very robust utensil despite being all thinned out. I hardened it over the fire and finished up with a coating of oil. Final picture of it will show up at some point 👌 . . 🌲
🔪🌲🔥 . Was able to get out for a brief afternoon of wood carving and skill practice with the hook knife.⛺🌲 . Haven't carved many spoons or utensils in my life and after this decent start I am eager to get out, finish this project and continue learning. This is just the start! . Now for my next outting- refining this crude wood chunk into a proper and usable "spoon" 👌🌲
Found this brilliant Lake Superior Agate along a deposit of 1-2 inch river rock. One of the handful of gems at this spot 🙌💎 This agate was found hidden under other common rocks (1st pic) and has never been polished or treated. The agate was misted with water before the pictures. Will be soaking in mineral oil soon 👍
My trusty Maxpedition rig all loaded out for today's adventure 👍🌲 . This mission = 🌲🔥❄🧘♂️🚫📱🔌☮ . In short, this bag has been a core part of my kit and is an adaptable set up that will last a lifetime. Suitable for nearly everything I try to use it for. . Now grab your bag and go venture!
My first attempt at weaving a wall hang for some decoration inside the shelter ⛺🌲 . I say I know a fair amount of useful and applicable knots, hitches, lashes, and other techniques working with cordage and rope. However, I admit I've little experience with weaving, knitting, and creating this net/mat style lay out of natural materials. ⛺ . Figured i'd give it a shot and start struggling through some new methods of working with cordage. I'd like to test out more knot tying like this and eventually make a floor mat, or cargo bag for the inside of my tarp shelter. 👌 . This resulted in a fun little project to do with some extra time and lead the development of a new skill. 🔥✔
SWIPE TO THE END TO SEE VIDEO!🦅 . The sunshine is quite seldom these days up in the northland and I appreciate any opportunity to soak in the rays when the Sun is revealed from behind the curtain. ☀️ . While out with my brother, we shared this awesome experience and got to witness this raptor in it's full glory, including it taking a nice shet 👌🤣 pretty rare you certainly don't see that often. . The sunshine made a world of difference even in this diabolical freeze we are currently in ❄ and I believe this also urged the critters and wildlife to hop on that same opportunity with the Sun shining and make some important moves, scurrying about the forest.🌲🐾 . In turn this badass Rough-legged Hawk is driven to feast on any tiny varmint that exposes itself. 🐀🦅✌ Oh and I'm going to use this as the final example to invest in a lens for my phone camera or buy a whole new set up and get some quality wildlife photos. To many times I've been limited by equipment when wanting to capture a moment. 📸🔭
A brisk evening calls for a crackling fire, hot brew and some peaceful time away from the world ✌🔥🌲☕ . Strive to take nature breaks DAILY and implement time out in nature to disconnect, decompress, and then reconnect with what is important to you 🔌 . This of course can effectively come from spending quality time in nature, however when that access isn't available, make an effort to bring the eco-therapy into your home or office with some house plants, natural elements, or sounds of nature ☀️🌿 ☯️
A hidden banger found under the leaves during a day hike and rock picking trip early this winter. 💎🔥🍁 . This is my first post that will be showcasing individual agates and stones that I've collected throughout my journey. Once these rocks are collected, washed up, and under nice lighting, I am blown away every time by what is revealed. The close up shots will indeed improve over time though. . Enjoy the beautiful array of colors and micro lines in this unique specimen. I was beside myself when I looked down and noticed what saw! 🤯 Many more to come!
The elusive Lake Superior Agate, in it's natural habitat, actually next to Superior!🌊👀❄ . Our lustrous state gemstone and a true mark of the northland. 🌲💎🌲 . These are some of the great shots I managed to get from picking on the shore today. Not many people have been out combing the beaches as it's been so cold, resting around a crisp 0F this afternoon❄. More photos of agates, gemstones, and other stones coming up🌲✌
A wonderful example from early summer of the work done on this massive Pine by the local bird species🌲🐤🐾 . This tree will remain a solid resource for the surrounding ecosystem for years to come - despite it standing dead for quite some time. Examples like this indicate how important dead standing stumps and trees are for the success of the life web within the local area✌🏕 . Go out and investigate animals signs in your local wild areas and document what species are prominent and thriving.
A nice afternoon at camp after a couple days of harsh wind and snow ❄🌬 . Love reading the stories and interpreting the behavior of animals through tracks and traces left behind in the fresh snow. I can verify there are a handful of critters hallowed up in the various dry nooks in my debris shelters now. I don't mind ✌🐿