One Nice Thing: Sonnets for Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” Concertos

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Thanks to this article from Alan Chapman at Classical KDFC (the classical music station in San Francisco, California), I learned that there are four sonnets to accompany each of the concertos in Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” suite—possibly written by the composer himself. I did a bit of searching, and found the wonderfully informative Baroque Music […]

One Nice Thing: 16 Beautiful Trees

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Today’s Nice Thing: A photo essay of 16 of the most beautiful trees in the world. While the list is rather North America-centric, it’s still a lovely visual break in the middle of the day. My personal favorite: [Image description: A photo of a man standing in filtered sunlight between two rows of tall, dark […]

All Shall Be Well, and All Shall Be Well, and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

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All shall be well, And all shall be well, And all manner of things shall be well. —Julian of Norwich Two-and-a-half minutes of beauty and peace for your day.  

One Nice Thing: “Contact Call – A Mini Dance Film” by Sarah Bush Dance Project

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From our friends at The Audubon Society: “This beautiful short dance film by Sarah Bush Dance Project, artist in residence with Richardson Bay Audubon Center, in partnership with sound designer and composer Miles Lassi. A contact call is a type of call used by birds for the purpose of letting other birds know their location. […]

One Nice Thing: A Playlist for Adventures in the National Forest (Or Wherever You Are)

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Once again, our friends at The National Forest Foundation have a wonderful gift! (I mean, other than the trees, which are wonderful, too—but not exactly portable.) NFF Staffer Matt Harmon created a Spotify playlist for wandering through the woods—or to help you imagine you are among the trees when you are stuck at home. [Image […]

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