Tag Archives: Nature

Garden Oasis – Part 2

Becoming One With the Natural

Rainbow of Colors

Fauna


This is a Pine Cone!

Water Features

Pastels

Hot Pink

Red


(Photos by RSheridan)

Have You Explored a Green Space Recently? Love to Hear About It, Please Share.

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Garden Oasis – Part 1

Becoming One With the Natural

I love exploring gardens! The fauna and the flora. The water features. The places to sit back and relax!

Rainbow of Colors

Fauna

Water Features

R&R

Pastels

White

Hot Pink

Parrots

This parrot spoke one note that sounded like a small child calling mom, mom, mom . . .

This parrot was silent until I was near and then starting talking a stream of words.

(Photos by RSheridan)

Have You Explored a Green Space Recently? Love to Hear About It, Please Share.


Diverse Scapes

Exploring the Wildness

Fauna

Fish

Flora

Water

Wildlife


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Walking on the Wild Side!


Christmas Day 2017

Beach Time

A Holiday Tradition since moving South is to take time out to walk the beach.

I really enjoyed watching the pelicans plunging and feeding.


This Seagull was relentless in getting the Pelican’s catch! Get off my head!


(Photos by RSheridan)

 

Here’s to Stooping for Seashells! Remember to Take the Time to Slow Down and Savor the Moment.


Day Hike

Exploring and Bird Watching

Bald Eagles

Ospreys

(Photos by RSheridan)

What Have You Seen on Your Walks/Hikes? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Taking a Walk

On the Wild Side

Lettuce Lake Regional Park is a 240-acre Hillsborough County-run park just outside the city limits of Tampa, Florida. Located along the Hillsborough River. More than half of the park lies in the natural floodplain of the Hillsborough River. There is a hardwood swamp forest, hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods. It provides a natural storage reservoir for floodwater and improves water quality.

A park in its natural state that is untouched and truly offers an experience of natural Florida. I recommend visiting the interpretive center for exhibits on the local vegetation and the birdlife and wildlife that call the park home. The BEST feature of the park is the 3,500 foot boardwalk! There is an observation tower too.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Have You Taken a Walk On the Wild Side Lately? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Adventuring

Outside

How about another way to be “connected”! A good majority of us spend time commuting to work, desk jockeying and “connecting” with technology. A good majority of us lead a healthy and happy lifestyle too!

Are you aware or not if you get enough of the natural though? Stopping work to gaze out the window is a great break idea. You relax and refocus – just let the mind and body wander and release. It can be refreshing and re-energizing too. Then you are ready to get back to it and tackle it!

Switch Up that screen time to scenic time! 

Where does your mind go when you think about the most beautiful place you have seen? 

I know what some of your are thinking . . .

Great! I love and live for the outside world.

No Thank You! I am good inside.

That is okay though! You can either go to nature or bring it indoors!

Getting outside or bringing the outdoors in does a whole being GOOD!

GO on an Adventure! Take a little risk and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Learn new skills and abilities and gain experiences. Storytelling, capturing (i.e. through the creative – photography, painting, etc.) and making memories.

A FREE form of movement, activity and exercise! Switch up the routine. Develop inner and outer strength. Spend quality time with yourself and your whole being.

  • Improve function in general (i.e. mental, emotional, physical, etc.).
  • Energizing and invigorating.
  • Stress reducing.

Play, laugh and have FUN! Take a walk, search for the natural (i.e. shells, fauna and flora, wildlife, etc.), garden, meditate, etc. Join in on a group activity. The possibilities are limitless! 

  • Pure enjoyment.
  • Escaping to the natural – refresh, renew and get back on track.
  • R&R

BE in the present moment and mindful! Pause and reflect. Take in the air around you (i.e. pine forests, salt water, etc.). Stop to take in the scenic views. Savor and soak in the experience!

  • Mindfulness and calmness.
  • Focus vs. distraction(s).
  • Creativity

ADD in the natural and greenery to your home and working environment! Plants and florals. Find a room with a view or just a view in general (i.e. window, photos, etc.). Find your green space to escape to for the natural (i.e. grass, parks, gardens, etc.).

  • Receiving a dose of the natural (i.e. air, green, sunlight, etc.).
  • Engaging your senses.
  • Add in the food element (i.e. farmers market, you pick fruits and veggies, gardening, etc.).


(Photos by RSheridan)

How do you benefit in spending time with the natural? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Island Time

On Honeymoon Island

There is nothing better than taking in a nature walk and then heading to the beach to relax!

The Eagle’s Nest

The Osprey and Their Nests

A Falcon

A Great Horned Owl – A 1st for Me to See!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Some Much Deserved R&R! What Are You Doing to Relax & Rest? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Bird Watching

In the Park

I love having a park nearby that has such varieties of bird life and wildlife!

Anhinga

Ducks

Egrets

Heron

Ibis

The Turtles Were Out Sunning Too!


(Photos by RSheridan)

ESCAPE To Nature – Enjoy!


The Yellow Duckling

In the Park

There is a Mama Mallard with a brood right now in the local park. She has a handful of multi-colored ducklings and one yellow duckling fuzzball. Love a great surprise!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Enjoy!!!


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