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The Joys of Summer

On Monday June 22 I was swinging on the porch at nearby Dunrovin Ranch with SuzAnne Miller, where we broadcasted “The Joys of Summer” the afternoon immediately following the summer solstice.

We enjoyed talking about how summertime creates different meanings and memories for people worldwide, and shared observations of the cycles, rhythms and routines humans and their wild and domesticated brethren tend to follow here in Big Sky Country, as well as farther afield.

About mid-way through our 23-minute chat I led participants and viewers through a brief nature connection visualization along a stretch of the Bitterroot River that borders Dunrovin Ranch, so if you have limited time, go to about the ten minute mark on the video to experience and enjoy this meditation.

I hope you’ll take time to enjoy our entire conversation via this YouTube link, though, and that it’ll inspire you to slow down, savor the moment and enjoy the gifts that summer so freely gives all of us.

Feel free to share and forward the link, too, and SuzAnne and I will get together again close to the fall equinox and the winter solstice share the joys of those upcoming seasons.

Enjoy, and here’s that link:


  1. Nancy Acanfora

    Thank you so much, Hobie!!! I am a member of Dunrovin and I am so happy to know you!! I just loved being with you and our lovely SuzAnne as you took us on your visualization walk to the Bitteroot River!! You are wonderful, I felt like I was right there with you in all the beautiful nature!! I smelled summer, felt the warm breeze and the cool water, heard the sweet birds singing, and saw our Harriet soaring above us!!! You gave me some wonderful, peaceful moments, and my thoughts went back to my childhood memories and special feelings of enjoying my nature. Thank you so very much and Happy Summer! Nancy Acanfora

    • yourlifenature

      You’re very welcome, Nancy, and it’s great to be connected with you here at Your Life Nature as well as through Dunrovin, too! Thanks so much for sharing how the visualization helped you be there with us, and I hope you’re having a great summer, too! It’s finally in the 80s rather than 90s and 100s and personally I hope it stays that way at least for a little while. Stay cool where you live and thanks again! Hobie

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