My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Snow and mountains and NEED to get out into nature~Nature Notes~121511
One of the followers of my blog stated that it must be nice to be able to just get in my car and GO! Well, I don't always have that chance, but I'd been home sick all weekend and yesterday, after sleeping in until 8:00 a.m., I really NEEDED to get outdoors. I can only sit at home for so long. I believe that one of the reasons I keep my horses up in the mountains is to have an excuse to drive up along the mountain highway and to have a change of scenery. And, yes, when I looked out yesterday and saw that it was snowing, I just KNEW that I had to go up in the mountains and see it and smell the wet earth and listen to the silent flakes hit my windshield. It's just something I HAD TO DO. PERIOD. Did you know that, out of the multiple intelligences, there is now a nature one? I must be an example of that. (multiple intelligences refers to how people learn...) Yes, I'm visual, but I'm also kinesthetic (using my hands). I constantly tap my pencil. I ALWAYS have a pen or pencil in my hand. I was a pianist and I still have the muscle memory to play pieces I learned 50 years ago! But, I also have an additional intelligence, and that is the nature one. I've always LOVED to be outdoors (even if I'm a blonde, with freckles, and fair skin....so I have to be careful). I think the only time I wasn't out with a camera, out exploring nature, was when I was pregnant and then had two small children...I've always rescued dogs, cats, and now horses. At one time, I had finches, lovebirds, and canaries, much to my husband's distress! So, for me, nature is de-stressing, but there is also a real NEED there. What about you? Do you have a NEED to get out into nature? Photos are from up and near Deep Canyon yesterday. It snowed that morning, but by 8:00 a.m., it was clear enough to drive up the mountain road. I ran into 3 CALTRANS snow plows going up and down the mountain, keeping the road clear. To visit other nature enthusiasts, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/