Remember how it felt the first time you splashed barefoot into a creek and shrieked with joy as the cool water swirled around your ankles?
What I experienced as a “miracle” happened many years ago when I was eight, playing outside after dinner among a small grove of hackberry trees.
As I sit at my desk this morning, I find myself clinging to a sense of normalcy. Listening to some moving music, I feel a sense of communion with all those who have suffered…
Maybe your kids are off school and you’re working from home because of the Coronavirus outbreak. There’s only so much you can take with the kids indoors all day and the pressure’s building.
In the late 1940’s, the world’s entire population of wild whooping cranes wintered in Texas. Now thanks to captive breeding programs we have more of these magnificant birds.
A wise fishwatcher knows that sitting beside water is a short cut to a calm and relaxed mind. The fishwatcher’s trance, while the river does the work and the worrying, is blissful. I love the glimpses into a mysterious watery world.
Seeing urban students interacting with nature for the first time is a wonderful reminder of what it means to live. Life is happening all around us if only we take time to carefully observe it.
The sense of wonder is what connects us to nature and is the inspiration for creating engaging interpretive signage for visitors in nature to enjoy.
Children in nature explore and learn naturally. All you have to do is stand back and let nature’s wonderful toybox inspire and teach your child.