By Jenn Sepulveda, Elderberries teacher
Our wanders through Nature nourish us on so many levels. When I’m out and I feel overflowing with the beauty that unfolds before me at each step, I often want to reciprocate. I want the land to know that I’m witnessing the generous offering of gifts(the breath of the wind rustling leaves and grasses, the dance of sunlight through the morning dew dipped spider webs, the sustained chorus of birds and insects, the intricate patterns of leaves and petals and seeds…).
I want to acknowledge and give back… but how? Here is one suggestion that I particularly enjoy:
When you’re out exploring with your child in your own back yard or in the nearest open space, consider making a practice of honoring the places you frequent by leaving behind a bit of beauty for Nature to enjoy.
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Wild Roots staff authors include Erin Boehme, Lia Grippo, CJ Cintas, Anne McCarthy, Tyler Starbard, Jenn Sepulveda, Heather Young, Amalia Smith Hale, Natalia Pareja...