] Walking around Portland’s parks in fall, I feel dumbfounded by beauty. Evergreens on the breeze. Canada geese loudly quacking their presence. The last remaining fall leaves on maples and alders, red and gold, proudly defying the inevitable. For most of my life, I never thought about nature, or felt moved to get out in it. I had no idea what it could do for my quality of life, especially for my mental state. Nature is so accessible here! It’s not like this everywhere. I’m grateful to be able to easily get out and get that nature healing even on a busy work day.
What might nature do for you? @UnlikelyHikers
is partnering with @REI
to encourage you to #OptOutside
November 24th! If you’re in the Portland area, join us for a short nature walk at Whitaker Ponds. We will identify plants, trees and animals and talk about the land we recreate on. There will also be a photo contest with PRIZES! Invite is on the Facebook page as well as the blog ▶️ jennybruso.com (clickable link in profile)
Location: Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon. Ancestral land of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet & Clackamas. #whitakerponds
to be featured!
[image description: profile of person dressed for cooler temps at a pond with fall leaves. Dark rainy day.]