Each morning I arrive at work, get out of my truck and take 30 seconds to quietly listen. I want to experience who is singing over their territory. It is a great way to begin each day.
I recently attended a professional conference where we were tasked to find a solitary spot in the courtyard garden and write for 10 minutes. My spot was on a marble pergola by a flowing mineral spring. Here is a snippet of what I experienced.
Smell of sulfur from the spring.
Cold from the marble pillar seeps into my back.
An American Robin buzzes the ground, sounding off wing-beat-squeaks as it passes.
The smack of a nut dropped by a squirrel. It chatters and runs through tree branches.
The entrance of a male Cooper’s Hawk. He perches, surveys, and takes flight, catches a small thermal and circles away.
Heed the siren’s song of Spring. Take a nature break and you’ll be amazed at what you experience.