Commune with Nature…

For the first time in several weeks I woke up feeling really good and ready to tackle some tasks. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Little did I realize that being a recluse for so long makes you more aware of all the crazy around you…

I don’t know if it was just me, the big city I live in, or what, but today the grocery store parking lot felt like a mosh pitย — and it was only 10:50am!! ย I needed a hug from my sweet pup when I got home that’s for sure! ย And some time to commune with nature…

As luck would have it, it was a nice day for photos too… Enjoy…

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Mmmm cool breeze

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Until next time…
~nic

13 thoughts on “Commune with Nature…

    • Thanks, Louise! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I agree… sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all the stimulation and information online and I go into what I call an Analog Spiral. It’s comforting to know I’m not alone in my feelings. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Me either in the strictest sense of the word… my husband used to travel a lot, sometimes being gone two weeks at a time, so it was just me and the pup, but I had a few friends around the apt complex and I was taking a weekly night photography class or two – so I wasn’t completely solitary… I guess really the better word would be introvert – I recharge by getting alone time (which can include the pup being with me). Nowadays, my husband works from home and I’m finding I need more alone time. The zentangle artwork I’ve been doing has been helping a lot… it’s meditative and I can be in my own head while being creative. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even being online drains me, and I go into what I’ve been calling an Analog Spiral – I just want to do tactile things like hold a book, draw with a pen, go for a walk, get away from monitors (and the blue light it emits) and people in general. So I feel reclusive, but not really a shut-in. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • I know what you mean. Even though I now can babble with anyone, I am essentially an introvert. I need alone time to recharge

        So, I tell my wife that, to write my next books, and my intended photography lessons, I need to go to the library, and be alone. Which she respects, but does not always understand..

        • It’s interesting… when my husband and I got together, over 20 years ago, I was ‘outgoing’ and didn’t understand ‘alone time’. My husband would request it, and I’d think he didn’t want to spend time with me. It took many years and some solitary weeks alone (while he traveled) to fully understand that I too *needed* those quiet times. Now that we are together 24/7 we struggle to figure out this new stage in our life where we want to spend time together, but *need* to be alone. We’ve been together a long time, had many changes spring up in our life, this too will eventually be figured out. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Oh, it will. My wife is more outgoing. We’ve been together for 25 years now (so, there is a similarity in vintage I think!).

            I used to be in a corporate job, and I was traveling 15 days a month. So, we too, both got used to ‘alone time’. Like my wife jokes, we survived because I travelled! Anyway, I quit to focus on photography, writing, and a spot of consulting. I work from home, and since I did that, my ailing dad in law moved in with us, with his full time attendant. So, we both struggle for ‘alone time’!

            As George Harrison once sang, ‘all things must pass’! So yeah, we are steadily working this out… It is, to use corporate-speak, a process… a journey!

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