Yesterday we had a much welcomed warm, sunny day in the park which certainly inspired my Muir quote selection.
After getting caught in Sunday's evening storm in Prospect Park with 6 young adventurers, I was more than happy to dwell on the sun for an afternoon before winter's darker days take over.
Today is the first day in 3 weeks I have not woken up at 6am, taken the train to Grand Army Plaza, greeted 10 curious children (plus 1 curious teacher), and PLAYED in the park.
Today is the first day in 3 weeks I have not built a fort, caressed an earthworm, eaten my meals on the forest floor, or accepted a leaf as payment for an imaginary pie.
Today is the first day in 3 weeks I am not covered in sweat, mud, bug spray, and sunscreen.
Sunday's Mandalas and Me walk was such an amazing exploration in Prospect Park! The young naturalists and I colored mandalas, created our own mandala out of natural objects, and investigated a patch of forest floor in search of connectivity and a greater story about the biodiversity of the park.