‘Positive distractions’

I had no intention to post these photos today, but then I just came across an article about a new study, confirming that nature provides the ‘positive distractions’ that protect us from mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. As someone who grew up close to nature, I am totally dependent on green spaces and I always look for nature experiences, no matter how small.

During my Chicago trip, I woke up early one morning just to go and see the Lurie garden in Millennium Park and to take some photos of plants. As I was bending very close over a flower, one lady came to me and imitated my position asking: “What do you see here?” “I see beauty”, I thought. She didn’t seem to understand my awe for those flowers 🙂

And here is the study if you want to check it out.

This was one of the rare occasions I used my Nikon with the 40mm lens, which makes for a good macro lens.

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