The benefits of the great outdoors are that it’s not indoors! There is a funny poster in some shops of a dog who is saying ‘Have you been outdoors? You should go. It’s fab – let’s go! Outdoors. Come on – it’s outdoors!’ Dogs instinctively know that outdoors is a fun place to be. Yet millions of people just sit indoors most of the time (not always through choice). But if you can, discover the great outdoors, even if it’s only just a walk through a local park or forest, or a stroll by the beach.
- The Consolation of Nature is a book by three writers, who all documented how daily walks helped them during the pandemic, during lockdown. Nature took on a new importance, especially as the pandemic hit the western world at the beginning of spring – the season of light, growth, rebirth and renewal. These close friends all recorded their experienced, to share the delights of what the natural world can offer.
- Soulful Nature is a spiritual field guide. Brian Draper and Howard Green encourage you to get outside, and make deeper connections with creation, and its Creator. In our busy world, the natural world can be a powerful counter-balance. They chart walking journeys through rural landscape, and town streets over the course of a year. Showing how the natural cycle of the changing seasons can awaken us. Each chapter explores a different landscape, zooming in on small details.