Observation

Liz Observing

In Permaculture we use protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action, so our second day we learned how to observe and read the landscape.  We practiced using all our senses; not just seeing what is around us, but feeling the wind on our skin, tasting the crisp air, smelling the blooming fireweed, and hearing the birds in the air.  We practiced using our peripheral vision, which is less tuned into color, but more tuned into movement.  I caught a tiny rabbit hopping away out of the corner of my eye.

Catherine's peripheral vision

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