A Breathing Earth

The season is changing: more darkness and less light; more rain and fewer dry, sunny days; predominantly green leaves turning to reds, golds and russets; and more time spent inside than out. Some look forward to the coziness of autumn “nesting” at home and to slowing down the pace of our lives. Some of us are already looking forward to next year’s garden and all the joy it will bring.

John Nelson stitched together NASA photos of the earth into a seasonal animated image that reminds him of the earth breathing. When I’m under stress, my sweetheart always reminds me to breathe. Perhaps this animation is a good reminder for all of us to treasure the change of seasons and to breathe deeply.

Happy autumn.