Green 2.0: Pleasure Principle

1 10 2010
A male tufted titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor, pe...

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So far in the Green 2.0 series, we’ve discussed simple, guilty and unusual pleasures. Why all this pleasure talk?

I believe one of the best ways to connect with nature is paying attention to the pleasures it provides for us. They come without price and require no special equipment. They come to beggar as to diplomat, and they never end. Pleasures fall from the sky! (If you like rain and dandelion seeds as much as I do, this is quite literally true.)

Yesterday I finally saw the mystery bird responsible for discreet nibbling on the suet (or block of fat) hanging from our balcony. It’s pictured above; can you guess what it is? This pleasure came to me unbidden! Nature provides many such pleasures if we keep ourselves open to receiving them.

So, what’s a surprising pleasure you’ve had from nature recently?

Answer: Tufted Titmouse

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