This article by Bunmi Laditan resonated with me, and I wanted to share it.
“Parents do not make childhood magical. Abuse and gross neglect can mar it, of course, but for the average child, the magic is something inherent to the age. Seeing the world through innocent eyes is magical. Experiencing winter and playing in the snow as a 5-year-old is magical. Getting lost in your toys on the floor of your family room is magical. Collecting rocks and keeping them in your pockets is magical. Walking with a branch is magical.” Read the full article HERE.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Blue Hour lasts about 40 minutes. During this time red light from the sun passes straight into space but blue light is scattered into the atmosphere and reaches Earth’s surface. This happens due to a difference in wavelengths—the wavelengths of blue light being shorter than those of red light. The effect is like opening a book of old fairytales and walking inside the pages.
This time of day has long been treasured by artists. Photographers call it sweet light. But you don’t have to be an artist to get outside and enjoy these moments. Check out the online BlueHourSite to find out when the morning and evening Blue Hours will happen in your area, and get outside! Enjoy!
Jason Kapchinske is the author of Coyote Summer.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
this article by Starre Vartan on the Mother Nature Network. From Friluftsliv to Hygge, I would like to incorporate some of these ways of seeing the world into my own life, and I wanted to share them with you. Enjoy the read HERE.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
– Alfred Austin
I recently planted a small vegetable garden in our yard, and one of my goals for 2015 is to learn more about gardening in my region (Southern California). Each month I plan to post gardening advice that I’ve gathered, and it would be GREAT if readers would post tips, comments, corrections and any other thoughts in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you, so please help me learn! Cheers!
Things to plant in January
Lettuce, kale, collards, spinach, chard, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, peas, fava beans, carrots, parsnip, radish, beets, garlic, onion, potatoes, chives, cilantro, dill, parsley, artichoke, bramble berries, blueberries, strawberries and deciduous fruit trees.
January To-Do List
Feed your established cool-season vegetables.
Prune your deciduous fruit trees.
Remove and compost leaf litter from around deciduous fruit trees.
Remove persistent leaves from apple trees to avoid apple scab.
Feed your citrus trees.
Native Plants and Habitat
January is a great month to plant California natives and create wildlife habitat in your own backyard!
Don’t walk on garden soil when it is wet (this will compact your soil).
Don’t dig is soil when it is wet enough to make dirt balls in your fist.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants… That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.”
– Michael Pollan
Thursday, January 1, 2015
As we greet another year—full of possibilities and fresh adventures—I am taking a little time to reflect on some highlights from 2014.
Here’s wishing you a 2015 full of love, laughter and outdoor adventure! Get mud on your feet!
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