It's my favorite time of year, tulip season. My weary, downcast soul beholds the simple splendor of the tulips I see and, for a moment, I think upward to the one who designed their beauteous form and brilliant colors.
Just yesterday I heard about the great outdoor challenge. It's the perfect remedy for our hunger for nature and green that churned all winter long. Rain or shine, we'll be spending time outside each day and documenting our fun in photos. There's a button on my sidebar to declare our participation, though we joined a little late . You're welcome to join us too!
My girls were excited about the rain, hoping I would let them don swimsuits like the neighborhood friends did in the book, Come On, Rain . I gave them raincoats and a giant umbrella instead.
What else shall we be doing outside? Hopefully our raised garden will begin to look like this again...
Our First Garden, 2008
...and we'll be able to get outside and play each day, turning to my list of 69 ways if we need some fresh ideas.
The longer I am on this earth, the more I realize that my primary avenue to an abundant life is via the outdoor world. I have a strong desire to learn more about the Sacred Pathways that Gary Thomas explores in his book. Nature is one of the nine paths. Taking time to open those pages when I am out enjoying the fresh air seems the perfect place to begin. I hope I can report that I have taken that action step in the next week!