All posts by: Annie Smith

About Annie Smith

Many of you are new friends.  I’m more than just Annie. I’m Annie Blossom, to be precise.   Serendipitously nicknamed in infancy, by my Grandma, who kept a bursting flower garden in the small spaces surrounding her urban apartment, and taught me to appreciate even the spring “weeds” (which is why my dog’s name is […]

This 2011 image of Cornell University’s library has me thinking back to 5th grade, when I read books other than the non-fiction sort.  I was reading Babysitter’s Club, Judy Blume, and Choose your own mysteries when I was in Ms. Beverly K Littau’s class.  She was the first teacher who demonstrated that she understood the […]

Join University of Minnesota’s project with me! Let’s provide data, together, to show ourselves and the world of research what nature can do! The survey is simple. Go to:  What you’ll be signing up for: a daily email with suggested nature activity, video, and links. The purpose of Nature Heals 30×30 is to: *Call […]

Happy September! I want you to meet another lovely lady I serve in my blog this week. She is a recreational therapist, photographer, and avid ornithologist (bird lover). She works part time on a psychiatric unit for geriatric patients aged 55 and over.  Her typical client has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, dementia, or […]