This note from Nature couldn’t be any clearer! It arrived as I stepped out of the car at Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park. Someone had left this mat on the sidewalk. I saw it and just smiled.

patience and the squirrel

One day in Joshua Tree National Park, my hubby and I drove the Geology Road, a sandy, dusty 17 miles of 4×4 only single-lane road through a remote part of the park. As we drove our small 4×4 Chevy

whimsy the palm tree

Our time in Southern California was hot and smoky. Across the state, they were experiencing record heatwaves for October (highs up to 110 degrees!) and several different fires were raging just north of our area. It was hard working

leaf on chair

It was a busy day with a lot going on. My husband and I were focused and eager to get the job done so we could move along. Rush rush rush. And then I saw it… This single green

Hobbes on a leash

I struggle to get enough exercise because in my mind exercising for the sake of exercising seems onerous and boring. I’d rather be curled up in a chair with an excellent book or pecking away at my computer getting

wandering in the woods

A couple weekends ago, we decided to get off the concrete and reserved two nights at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Georgia. It was time to just wander in nature. They have a number of nice, easy trails

Nelson Stegall

Today’s note is written by my husband Nelson. I asked him to write about a significant memory he had of being a kid out in nature and this is what he’s shared: My oldest sister and I loaded up

There are some poets who pierce my heart with their words. And when I sit outside and read of their sorrows, their longings, and their open-heartedness, I often sit and weep (I use this word “weep” deliberately because “cry”

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