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My daily Vitamin “N”

beauty shotI love my public radio stations, but too often the message is doom-and-gloom, and frankly, it’s stressful. Who needs a reminder of what’s going wrong in the world?  Richard Louv, on the other hand, during a recent radio interview, soothed my spirit as he proselytized on the benefits available to all of us with a regular dose of Vitamin “N” (for Nature). Even the title of his latest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit-Disorder, has a hopeful spin.

ready for the pickingI love the idea of fresh, clean produce. So it was a real treat to be able to go blueberry picking at an organic farm with a friend last week. All the while, humming to myself about the hefty dose of Vitamin “N” that was part of the deal.

Rosaly's Organic FarmI like the idea of easing bits of nature into my everyday life, rather than pretending I’m going to go hiking on the weekend.  (Not going to happen — or if it does, only rarely.) Puttering in the garden, or dead-heading and watering my window boxes, certainly qualify as communing with nature, but I know I need more than that. Foraging for blueberries — even if they are someone else’s cultivated bushes — felt just right and put me in a glorious mood for the rest of the day.
farm to table blueberriesAnd the bonus is, we’ve been munching on these beauties all week!

Just like Artist Dates, I think I need a list of Nature Dates. Would love to hear your ideas on how you incorporate the natural world into your life. Do tell!

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  • Beth July 30, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Well I say YAHOO for vitamin N, destressing, along with enjoying and appreciating the grandeur of nature! LOVED the photos LILI! So refreshing. Thank you, Beth

  • snydeen July 21, 2011, 3:53 pm

    Yummers! Love the photos. : )