Green is the color of harmony, and to immerse oneself in the green of nature is very healing and balancing. So my grandson and I head out to take in nature as often as we can during this pandemic time.
The other day we went to a small pond, pristine with new spring green reeds, peace, and filled with the sounds of red-winged blackbirds singing. This pond had a little pond 'cove', shallow, clear, beckoning. It did not take long for boots, and socks to come off, pants and sleeves rolled up, as my grandson felt at home immediately, wandering the waters, finding minnows, tadpoles, and dragonflies.... even a strider spider, that can walk really quickly on top of the water.
Not far off he found a big frog, and the two of them stood still communing, each curious of the other. For a long time there was a timelessness, then splash! and frog was gone.... but not too far away.
I marveled as I watched a boy's relationship to his nature be like a story to enter and create with. Full of magic, wonder, imagination, respect, joy. Every childhood should have this.
Join us for Walkabout Tales - our popular Online Course on how to write stories for Children inspired by Nature. Begins June 26, a 10-day Challenge - Take it in your own time, it is not 'live', you also have it lifelong to do again and again and create more stories to share. I will be guiding and cheerleading you all through the 10 day content and exercises. join our Walkabout Tales FB Group for further inspiration.