I’ve joined David Suzuki’s #30x30Challenge. I’m onboard to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for the month of May.
View of Okanagan Lake from the top of the mountain behind my home.
It’s not a stretch for me as I walk or run with my dogs every single morning on the mountain behind my home for approximately 1/2 an hour.
I wanted to join the challenge to share in the belief that spending time in nature every single day is not simply a nice idea but a necessity for all human beings. Our historical genetics come form tree-dwelling apes; we cannot shake that side of our physiology. We need to be in the forest and fields, far away from concrete cities. The aromas coming from all the plant life reach our brain. The sounds from the birds and other creatures also reach our brain. Our entire body responds to this stimuli and we are healthier and happier humans.
I am never happier or more content than when I am in the forest. The ponderosa alpine forest behind my home is my private paradise. I took a walk this weekend with my darling pug Fernando and brought a camera. I captured some of the spring flowers in bloom along our path.
* Check back for more incredible nature updates as I leave for 10 days immersed deep in the Jungle of Costa Rica in just over a week’s time!