Take a deep breath in honor of trees and bushes

I am grateful for the abundance of living vegetation in my neighbor.

I asked my friend, who is an arborist, “What happens to the plants and trees when there is smoke from the fire in the air?”

He responded, “They like the CO2 from the fire, it is like fertilizer to them”.

Abundance. Look around and gather the garden vegetables, pumpkins, squash, plums, blackberries, apples, pears, late strawberries dripping from branches. And there are tall trees, shrubs, plants and flowers. I am harvesting not only the produce, but also the emissions from photosynthesis by the green leaves and needles.

Harvesting air by breathing.

Oxygen is food for your cells, breathing has the ability to excite to readiness or to calm and expand. I practice diaphragmatic breathing. During an inhale, notice the expansion of the lower ribs (points for contact with the diaphragm) to the front, back and sides. At the end of an exhale, the next moment all things are possible. At the end of an inhale, all is abundant.

The green leaves and needles that live around me, offer their silent photosynthesis. Today, I visit these neighbors and breath with them.

xo,
—Alex

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