If you want fresh ideas, it is best to get fresh mud on your boots.

This quote comes to us from the very quotable founder of the Swanburn Academy for Poor, Bright Girls, which is sadly, fiction. Agatha Swanburn’s many wise sayings can be heard in the books The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, which are highly recommended!

It’s a pithy way to say what many of us know, but don’t always make time to do: getting out in fresh air makes you feel better and clears your head.

Here’s an article in The Atlantic about “How Walking in Nature Prevents Depression.”

And here’s one with about “How Nature Can Make you Kinder, Happier and More Creative!”

How about you? Have you found a way to make time in nature a part of your creative practice?