Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nature Nerd Wednesdays

Welcome to Nature Nerd Wednesdays, your mid-week nature break to reconnect with the calming, refreshing, and inspiring effects of nature. Take a deep breath and enjoy...

Lainey Piland Photo
Summertime has officially arrived.  Although this might have been my favorite time of year in my younger days (summer break!), now that this season carries only the promise of hotter, drier weather instead of two blissful months of freedom,  I find myself longing for the autumn to come, or the spring we just left behind.  I want a rainy day. Or temperatures in the sixties instead of the eighties. Or lush green scenery instead of dusty brown and gold.

Despite the rising temperatures, summertime offers great opportunities for getting outdoors and enjoying our beautiful Pacific Northwest nature.  And for someone like myself who is not too fond of the hot sunshine, there is no feeling more beautiful and refreshing on a scorching summer's day than to step into the cool shade of the forest. Fresh air, chattering birds, blessedly cooler temperatures, and just a whisper of a breeze... perfect conditions for a summertime hike in the forest.

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