Welcome! This is a place to share how we celebrate & deepen our relationship to Nature. Here you will find stories, images, & ideas about wilderness, human nature, & soulfulness. Drawing from the experiences of everyday living, the topics on this blog include: forays into the natural world, the writing life, community service, meditation, creativity, grief & loss, inspiration, & whatever else emerges from these. I invite you on this exploration of the wild within & outside of us: the inner/outer landscape.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hearth: comfort, beauty, nourishment for the soul

TEALarbor stories’ “Hearth” blog posts offer a tiny, gentle respite during this incredible transition we’re in. Rest for a few seconds here in the hearth of everyday nature and creativity. 

"Kiss Me"

This is a lovely neighbor-buddy who makes me feel special when I pass by. He leaves his breakfast to come over to the fence where I'm standing and he presses his face as close to mine as he can. I feel like he's saying, "Kiss me." (Or perhaps that is what I'm wishing he would do...) Who - human or nonhuman - in your life makes you feel loved, appeals to your playful side, or otherwise makes you smile? I hope you enjoy this short, fun clip:

All blog images created & photographed by Jennifer J. Wilhoit unless otherwise noted. Please circulate images with photo credit: "©2020 Jennifer J. Wilhoit/TEALarbor stories. All Rights Reserved."