Gift of the senses

Gift of the senses (2nd August 2020) This week is one that celebrates our close connection to nature, and bereft we are of human touch at the moment due to the restrictions imposed by the health pandemic – this is the time more than ever we need to reconnect with nature.

The feel of the earth in your hands, the smell of the flowers and the touch of the leaf on your face and body…the slight movement of the grass beneath your fingers and the feel of the earth under your feet.  Now more than ever do we need to reignite our sense of touch through our relationships with nature.

The pleasure of being in nature can be realised in your back garden.  There is no need to go far or wide, it can be done within the confinements imposed through this pandemic.  Let us take the time to understand and realise the happiness of being close to all things big and small that nature gifts to us.

What is your happy place?

Talking about nature makes me think of all those fresh veggies that are now abundant in people’s backyards, in the kitchen gardens and in the fresh natural health food stores.  All those leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, cabbage and bok choy.  Those incredible versatile vegetables.   Or the cauliflower so high in vitamins C, B and K while being low in fat and carbohydrates.  Or the faithful rhubarb, a great source of fibre, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

Let’s enjoy the cold but sunny winter morning, let us enjoy the fresh leafy veggies that winter brings, and let us savour the joys of the outdoors.

I am sure many of us enjoyed the markets in Dubbo over this weekend.  And many of us are looking forward to the cinemas in the great outdoors next weekend.  At the Westview Drive in, get your favourite drink, and that popcorn and chocolates and soak in the Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Its all for a good cause.