Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear
I've been spending a lot of time outside these past few days, as my staycation flies by - I can't believe it's already Thursday. To be honest, I'm growing a bit depressed that soon it will be back to being indoors for most of the day nearly every day; away from my beautiful backyard and its birds and bees. But I'm going to try my bloody best to get out there for at least a few minutes a day, just to sit and be still.
A few minutes to get my hands dirty in the garden, tending to the food and herbs I'm growing. A few minutes to enjoy the buzzing of bees or the blinking of the fireflies who I so love. A few minutes to replenish my heart and heal from the day. Nature is my mother, my muse and my medicine, the curative to a long day of ingratitude and moaning. How can one feel low when wrapped up in so much magic and beauty?
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir
The photos were taken over the course of the month, all in my backyard. A small testament that you can feel like crap and still find and appreciate beauty in the small things. I hope you enjoy them. :)