It’s finally spring here in Pennsylvania and nature is having her yearly meeting with me in the form of allergies, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Warm days make a very good case for calling out of work to play in the glory of nature.
I love meandering the local trails to just gaze at the maples putting forth tremendous effort to bloom. The oaks, sycamores and hemlocks follow suit. After a wet dreary winter they need to stretch in the sun. Same with me.
This winter was a bit dreary for me as well. Long commutes to and from work in bad weather makes for a long day but I chose to look at the beauty winter has to show. On the way to work the sun has an angle that highlights the bare branches just so and the fields have a soft glow as it awaits warm weather. Even on the grey mornings the trees have a soft look that reminds me of my favorite warm sweater. The ride home involved sky gazing whenever possible since traffic can be a bit hectic. One could see the last remnants of the sunset and the rise of the first stars…so awesome!
So now the season turned and I’m packing lunches to sit out in nature and relieve the pressure of the morning at work. I’m grateful for that hour and I’m renewed for the afternoon & what may be in store with customers, ah! life in an auto parts store.
I do carry in my pocket a piece of moss agate which helps to keep me grounded. I also wear a thin hematite bracelet to help combat negativity that occasionally arises. Both work for me. Nature works for me as well.
Enjoy your spring…