The latest news reports reveal that we're spending less time than ever outdoors. We have know for years that communing with nature for even just a few minutes ---like sitting in your backyard, walking in a park, or simply leaning up against a tree is enough to squash stress and boost your mood! So my challenge for today (even though it is raining) is to use any excuse I can find to get some fresh air ~ I think I'll at least walk from my car into the Mall, I might take Romeo for a quick walk to the end of the block, and when the weather gets really nice ~ I'm taking the kids to Salem Pond for a Picnic. My grandma loved to go to Salem Pond. She didn't have to have an excuse to be outside, most every day you could find her sitting in her front yard under a shade tree or on her front porch.
J took this picture of a flowering plum ~ his pictures always make me happy. Thanks again J.