When no one is watching Mother Earth, and most of the time no one is, she sings softly to herself.
~ Sharon Weil
I took a walk today.
You are probably thinking, “What’s special about that?”
Well, everything and nothing, I suppose.
I haven’t been going out for walks this week. One bike ride. No walks. I would go out and stand on the porch or the deck, and call it good enough because I can see plenty from the porch or the deck without immersing myself in the heat, the humidity, and the insects.
I missed the meditative quality of my walks so it was time to suck it up, put on the anti-bug gear, and go out to see what Mother Nature has been up to.
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.
~ Natalie Angier
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
It was a good walk. After a few minutes I forgot about the heat. I recently heard that there was a study involving people moving from north to south or from south to north. People moving from north to south take about three months to acclimate. People moving from south to north have a harder time of it, and it takes them about three years to get used to the change in climate.
I dunno. I’ve never had any trouble adjusting to a cooler region. Going from South Carolina to Chicago, Illinois was a piece of cake. I felt the same about moving from Georgia to Ohio. But I’m a cold weather kind of person, and never much cared for summer so it stands to reason that cooler climes are easier for me. That said, I’m learning to appreciate a good sweat. Mother Nature’s sauna is right outside my door.
That’s about it for today’s walk around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. Thank you so much for joining me. Let’s sneak inside and enjoy the air conditioning for a little while.
Once we’ve cooled off, we can go back out to the deck and enjoy the breeze. The insects won’t bother us there. The stiff breeze generally keeps them away. Cutting back the brush has helped, too. And we can always light a citronella candle if needed. Oh! And don’t forget the fireflies!! Their happy little twinkling lights make the yard look like a galaxy filled with stars.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂 And have a delightful weekend!
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson