We've had a lot of rain in the past couple of days.  The swamp has more water in it than I've ever seen.  And it's absolutely magical. Reflections like this everywhere.  Critters galore. I have stories - so many! - I'll share them soon. This watery magic won't last, so if you're in the NOLA area, come walk with me tomorrow for a first-hand experience.    We'll meet at the Pecan Grove parking area at Jean Lafitte National Park at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 24.  And we'll walk wordlessly so all of our senses can soak in the present moment.  Some call this "forest bathing" and I love that term-- with all this water it's going to almost feel like bathing! Don't worry, I've found a trail that's 99% high and dry.

Email me at if you need more directions or want to find out more.  And if you're somewhere far away from NOLA, consider taking your own wordless walk this weekend and sending me photos or stories about what happened.  I can't wait to hear what you experience!  Won't it be cool if we all take some time to still our minds and bask in the beauty of the present?