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Kripalu Mindfulness Outdoor Experience Guide & Life Coach – Get Outside. Go Within.


This past weekend the computer and cell were with me but put to the side as nature called my name. It was a spontaneous decision to spend the weekend with ocean, bays, sand, walking, kayaking and being one with nature in Rhode Island. The three hour trip was well worth it.

Prior to heading out, I read that this week’s photo challenge was Beneath Your Feet. I knew my camera would come in handy at the beach but I didn’t realize how the challenge would open my eyes to new discoveries I may have missed if not mindful of what to be on the look out for. With camera in hand, I went in search and found some nice shots for this week’s challenge starting with what was beneath our feet. Enjoying the earth beneath me, shoes off, allowing my body to become grounded was very energizing.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet.”

Being one with nature it seems only fitting to add some photos of birds enjoying their habitat and taking a look at what was beneath their feet. The wildlife was spectacular, especially while kayaking. Birds pose nicely for photos if you slowly glide along the water causing little noise. They appear to walk on the water beneath their feet as you can see from the photo below.

Water under foot in Bristol, RI

Water beneath feet in Bristol, RI

It was amazing to sit back and watch the show – better than any television show. The sounds of the birds singing and calling out to one another. The mother protecting her large nest as she flew around and around the small island, dive bombing to the water in warning not to get any closer. Then she would perch on the limb outside of the nesting area to keep watch. In the grassy area, dragonflies darted past too quick for my camera to capture. The birds were easier models.

Hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed snapping them. When we slow down, we see the world around us with new eyes and ears. Living mindfully in nature one day at a time.

Love and Light!