Walking meditations are my new practice but to make things interesting,
I like to have little objectives during my walks.
I think that is the Type A/Teacher-Planner in me.
So recently I practiced looking up through the vantage point of trees in my neighborhood.
I philosophically thought it could help me improve my mood and frustration
with being on quarantine for the past four weeks,
after all, looking up represents hope and positivity.
So I documented my practice with photos of some of my favorite trees
found on a beautiful, sunny day
walking up and down the streets in my little community.
Inhabiting the trees I saw a variety of birds, butterflies, bees, flowers, and fruit.
The signs of Spring arrive even though we are not gathering in groups to welcome it.
Flowering trees welcome bees and scent the air.
The iconic palm trees give the feel of a southern California beach resort.
As I walked in the shade of the trees, I looked up and relived memories of climbing trees as a young girl
and the freedom I felt being up high off the ground and nestled among the branches.
Looking up is my aspiration,
but every once in awhile,
when I look down,
I find something surprising and that can be interesting too!