Well the spring has been busy and now here we are….moving into summer. How did that happen? Today is Summer Solstice. This solstice marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 degrees) toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. Many probably wonder what we have been up to, as I’ve been quiet this spring. I spent my time making the difficult decision to move my mom into memory care and all the planning and worrying that goes into a big decision like that. Luckily we have a very supportive family that helped with each step and allowed me some much needed time in nature. Here are some of the things we’ve been up to in photos. As we move into summer we are focusing on the Nature Journal Clubs and getting them started in a few outlying areas as well. If there is interest where you are, please let me know. I’m also working on fall retreat dates. Who’s ready for 3 relaxing days in nature? I know I am.
Visiting a Food Forest for Inspiration
School STEM Nights
Birdiest Festival and Birding with David Sibley
Our Daughters Graduation from UTRGV and a Night Hike
Beeville Art Museum Nature Journaling Workshop
Garner State Park for a quick Vacation
Nature Nights in Austin