Today during the winter solstice, I had the pleasure of witnessing a symphony of trumpeter swans and geese creating music together. Their music echoed into the stillness of the surrounding landscape while the sun lowered and set beyond the horizon. It was magical.
Also today, a poem by John Welwood came to mind. Some lines from the poem include
I think a lot about plants. I think a lot about the interrelationships between things. Take for example, water. Take for example, the absolute necessity of swamps to support well being.1 Take for example, pollinators. Take for example, how, if you don’t have conditions that support the well-being of pollinators, you don’t have all manner of foods and wonderful and necessary things.2
There are two things I’ve signed up for in the last two days: the webinar series I provided information about yesterday and Canada’s 30 x 30 Nature Challenge I’m writing about today.
There is a lot of support for the idea that spending time in nature can be beneficial for one’s emotional health and overall health. An enjoyable and inspiring read on the subject is the book, The Nature Principle, by Richard Louv. Read more ›