Social distancing. Lockdown. The Governor declares a state of emergency. Essential travel only. These phrases have become part of our everyday vocabulary. It’s tough to plan your next vacation, when you’re struggling to just plan your next trip to the grocery store. But there is a small silver lining. Everything I’ve seen still allows (even encourages) us to get out and take a walk – stay away from other people, but enjoy nature.
Greg and I are taking walks in our neighborhood and the adjacent Sonoran desert almost every day. It’s nice to get out and enjoy a little sunshine while we stretch our legs. One of the benefits of our daily strolls is the chance to enjoy all the spring flowers that are blooming. I’m loving the colors – all the yellows, reds, purples, oranges, pinks. You get the point.
I took my camera on a recent stroll and tried to capture as many different blooms as possible so I could share them here. You can do the same! In fact, if you find yourself homeschooling your kids, get them involved. Photography is part of art, right? Identifying the flowers is science. Just going for a walk is PE. Have fun with it.
After all, there’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored … and some of its beauty is probably right in your neighborhood.