I have a favorite writing activity when sitting in Nature. It's simple and it alway brings me further in.
I follow my intuitive heart to an appealing spot to sit. Once I find the spot and make sure it is the right one, I take out my sit pad and maybe put on an extra layer to ensure I will remain comfortable while sitting. I might take a drink of water, or maybe have a snack. I take care of my needs.
Then I open my journal to a blank page and write,
"I see..." and I look around and feast on the visual stimulation that greets my eyes - then I write all of the things I see. I write for a while - I try to capture all of the sights I am seeing - I get into the details and describe as best I can.
Next I write,
"I hear..." and I do the same thing - focussing on specifics of what I hear and being as accurate as I can.
"I feel (in my heart)..."
I describe what I am sensing as accurately as I can. Each sense gets at least a paragraph....or more. I give myself over to the task of capturing in words all that I am sensing.
My goal for this is to create a piece of writing that will transport me back to this natural place when I read it in the future.
It is a written down, sense-based photograph.
By taking the time to focus on each of my senses and writing down what I am sensing, I go deeper into the moment and into my relationship with the Earth. My mind doesn't wander when I am engaged in this way.
I am more present.
They're worth reading later too. I collect them.