April 10th - 80 and sunny...
How glorious – after a half a foot of snow April 1st, ten days later the skies are a beautiful blue, the sun radiates warmth, the air pleasant – I had to soak it up!
Nature and weather do have a way of energizing and renewing me. I am not sure I have really paid attention to exactly how much this is true. On a picture-perfect day, I had, seriously had, to be outside or I felt like I was missing out on something important.
Thinking more about this insight, of finding meaning in nature and weather, it isn’t just a nice day – I am affected by water, particularly the ocean waves, the glimmers of light dancing upon it. I don’t mind a beautiful snowfall, remembering how walking in it felt romantic. I enjoy the sounds on a walk, preferring walking as a workout (once the temperatures are tolerable). I am fascinated by storms, a wannabe storm chaser. Time to embrace better how I appreciate all that is nature and celebrate the opportunities to engage with it.
Connection with nature, the simple gift to give ourselves whenever we choose.
Hmmm, nature and me…day 250!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!