I see now that it is only by living in a suburban home for 60 years, that I can now see the difference in terms of connecting with nature.
Yes, I still live in a house, unlike my brother who lives outside all of the time, but in a place like this, nature cannot be ignored.
For example, in a passive solar home which is properly positioned to the sun, the solar heat is just now starting to edge into the south-facing windows.
Ask my pup Rasta. He loves the new sun on his dog bed. And yes, he does wear a jacket even in the summer, crazy pup.
Another example is the incredible sunsets we sometimes enjoy, like last evening. At first I only noticed the nice light to the southeast of us.
It was still cloudy to the west, over Mount Mestas. Then I looked out a few minutes later to see this!
Now tell the truth, if this was happening right outside your door, could you really ignore it?