Bright Light, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
I've felt connected to our natural world since I was a child. I'd stop to smell the breeze on the salty air of Gloucester, MA, where I grew up. I loved to find little a special rock, a beautiful leave, or a bits of sea glass for my treasure box. My garden here contains many such "bits."
With so very many people in the world now, (we're approaching seven billion!) it's easy to lose touch with nature. Our natural world needs the stewardship of those who care, and its hard to care if you are out of touch.
No matter where you are, try to enjoy a "quiet moment" each day, outside. Listen to the sounds of nature. Is it quiet, with nothing stirring, or do you hear voices of birds, insects and other animals going about their daily business?
Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the sky any time of day. Notice how the color blue changes from the horizon to the zenith. Mark the edges of day by greeting the sunrise or noting the day's end.
What's the smell on your breeze?