So I'll post some pictures of those moments over the next few days so you can take a break. And maybe find some local natural spot. The coolth of the air, the fresh smell of rain, the sounds of water and wind, are all more than pictures can convey.
And then I learned today:
*Richard Louv, the award-winning author of Last Child in the Woods, will be at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on September 6th at 7:00 pm. He will talk about his recent book, the Nature Principle, Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, as well as the research from his earlier work on the connection between youth and nature. More info at Chugach Children's Forest.FAIRBANKS folks - you get him the day before, Wednesday, Sept. 5. More here.
Both events are billed as FREE. (Someone's paying, but you won't have to pay at the door. But you might consider donating to the organizations that are sponsoring Mr. Louv.)
Now go outside and stick your finger or toes in the water, smell the tree bark, taste an herb or berry or something else growing wild.