Now that the snow is gone and spring looks like it is finally here I’ve been spending a lot of time outside. I’ve been having such a great time taking in all the beauty of my natural surroundings. I love it. Here are a few photos from some time well spent.
I started reading this book called ‘The Brain on Nature’ by Eva M. Selhuyb and Alan C. Logan M.D. (available at the Welland Public Library). It is really interesting. It comes from a medical / neuroscience perspective and explains the biological effects nature has on your brain, your physiology and your general well-being. Exercising in nature gives you more benefits than exercising inside, they claim, and they also say that your brain can increase intelligence and emotional stability from time spent outside. As if we needed another reason to go out and hug a tree.
So do that! Go hug a tree and lay in a hammock look up at the sky, listen to the birds; your brain, your body and your soul will thank you.
Fiddleheads from Norcliff Farms[/caption]