The petals are cool and silky against my fingers as I plant the first flower in the center of the spiral.


My fellow Forest Bathers carefully place their hiking boots on the rich soil as they add their bit of magic to our piece of earth art.











The chestnut smell of the dark earth wafts up as the wind enthusiastically shares her stories with us, yet leaves each tiny pine needle in its place.

After a busy week, I’m sitting in my easy chair, looking out at our backyard woods, and relishing a few memories from my Mindfulness in Nature Retreat last weekend.

I send gratitude to all the folks who showed up for themselves and Mother Earth on May 6th, and especially to Margie Imus for inviting me to co-create something so magical with her and the Land at Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve.