Slowing Down Enough to Be with Nature

Stop and smell the flowers

Even with orders to stay at home, it can be easy to fill our time with being busy. As a culture, that is our learned behavior. Yet slowing down enough—pausing long enough—to actually notice the brilliant colors and emerging life of spring helps us to feel calmer and at ease. Yesterday, I picked a bouquet of lilacs from my yard. It’s been a rough spring for them, too, but I managed to get a few for my vase. Then I made this wreath in celebration of setting aside my work to truly enjoy nature and the art it inspires.

Some of you will color this digitally on your tablet or PC. If you do print this out on a standard printer, be sure to change your printer settings to “Fit to Page”.