I find a lot of inspiration in nature, especially at the beach. I hadn't been to the beach in months. Between snow, and snow, and more snow, and various illnesses that have swept through our house, I haven't ventured outside much at all. Things were starting to feel a bit claustrophobic. But yesterday the girls and I went down to the beach.
When I visit the beach, instead of looking out over the water, I spend my time looking closely at the ground to see what I can find. I find taking this narrow view of things very peaceful.
The girls collected rocks (lots of them), shells and sea glass. They climbed the rocky edge of the beach and yelled that they were queens of the world. Some fresh air did us all a lot of good.