A Morning Nature Walk, Garden Harvest and A Lovely Leek
Lately we have introduced a morning meditation/ mindfulness session, which takes place everyday before we start our first class.
This can involve listening to guided meditations or in some cases involves taking part in a mindfulness walk.
This helps to set us up for the day ahead.
We are luck enough to have wonderful grounds around our centre so, before class on Monday, we decided to take a walk outside, breath in some fresh air and look at all of the gifts that nature has given us.
We brought a basket with us and collected some of the harvest that we have helped to grow here. We collected apples, rhubarb, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber, raspberries, blackberries, celery, flowers and a lovely leek.
When we came back inside we notice that we had a slimy stowaway in our basket…it was a snail! We gentle picked him up and checked him into the penthouse suite of our bug hotel. We even gave him an upgrade of an apple.
These carrots looked very funny and could have done with being thinned out at an earlier stage. Seeing this however helped us to remember that both humans and nature need each other. We need to re-engage with this idea and start to treat the world in a better way.
This leek was so lovely that we decided to bring it back into our art class and draw it.
Our morning walk transformed our day by giving us good food and inspiration for creation.
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