I can never get enough of nature...of course when it's not freezing out...lol. But Spring, Summer, Autumn...I almost feel like I could pitch a tent at different scenic spots and be happy. I did love camping when younger, used to do tent camping - THAT takes a true adventurous spirit. But it can still be fun. And I've always loved any type of story or movie where someone can live off of the land and thrive. I think that's why gardening appeals so much...even my little 'porch' garden this year.
Today I just got back from a nice brisk stroll at Delaware Lake...across from a nearby park and Zoo. A lovely spot...that almost feels like you are miles away from city or suburbia - with the lake, geese, Weeping Willow trees and outdoorsy scents. I had to dodge a little mud and muck in a few areas...but a small price to pay for the beautiful surroundings and peace that one gets when out in Nature. I hope you will take yourself or friend/family member or favorite pooch out for some quality Nature-time this summer. Keep an old blanket or folding chair in the car for such moments when the mood strikes and an old book. Sometimes I just sit and 'be' - a mini meditation of sorts. But either way, it's very cleansing to the emotional/spiritual side of you, decreases stress and heals on a cellular level. I hope you take me up on it.