Sunday, May 25, 2008

Call of the Wild

It's been such a cool rainy spring that I'm shocked to realize summer solstice is just around the corner. When did that happen?

Ordinarily most of my attention is focused on the season and the weather. This spring I've been so preoccupied with changing my work situation that my love affair with nature has had to take a back seat to my professional machinations. For heaven's sake, or as my friend Sharon Austin would say, it ain't right.

Just this week I shifted into second gear at Quiet Waters. I'm feeling more at home, beginning to congeal around brand new habits and routines. So maybe now I can get back to conversing with the natural world again. I'd better! I read yesterday that someone has coined the term "Nature Deficit Disorder" to describe the ennui and depression children suffer from when they don't spend enough time outside.

Small chance, actually, that anyone on Capitol Hill in Washington DC suffers from NDD, especially in late May. Who can resist the allure of this beautiful place at this perfect time of year? I can't. I'm outta here for a nice walk before work. Oh yeah!!


lacochran said...

I love that the dog get right *into* the flowers. :) I had a cat that would sit *in* the flower bed and nuzzle the flowers. Smart cat. :)

d. chedwick said...

Jake looks like he's thrilled to be in that fragrant bower. Sniffing the presence of another animal no doubt ...Lucky that he can get in there.

We spent so much time outside as kids-- so much! we lived in the city--but a huge park-- Prospect Park was a block and a half away and the Botanical gardens a few blocks further. Heavenly!

dennis said...

Dennis needs a love affair with nature, except he's not allowed out since that series of incidents.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

jake is very happy!

happy to see you taking the time to smell the roses and q.w. is 'settling in'


Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, ya'll.

Dennis, can you make contact with your inner nature? Because that is as wild as can be. We don't want any more accidents!

Jake was buried in roses the day I took these pics. He seems oblivious to the thorns. What a dog. What a day! What a season spring is here!

rhea jill said...

the top pic of sun and flowers really touched me. . .looks like grace to me. I posted it on my site, hope it's ok.

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