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Nature in it's glory

Nature in it's glory

Jan 10, 2012

Soaking up the peace

Fallen log

A few years ago I read an incredible book called "Please understand me."  I learned a lot about people and personality types, which helped me to understand my children, as well as myself, and the strangers I encounter daily a little better.  One of the things that I learned about myself is that I am an introverted personality type and that when I need to recharge my batteries, as it were, I need to do so in solitude.

Beaver in the pond
So quite often, I go out on bird-watch, not so much to capture new images while watching birds, but to rejuvenate.  I try to find a spot where I am surrounded only by nature and I settle onto the ground, a rock or fallen log.  Here I will sit just watching and listening to the birds, the play of wind, the burble of a stream or silence, as the case may be, thinking about nothing at all.  It is almost magical, as all my cares seem to drop away and I soak in the peace of my surroundings.

A small creek

These are the times when I observe the most about the birds, insects wildlife and nature all around me.  The birds seem to come closer, unafraid, singing their beautiful songs, as if I am not there.  The squirrels, detecting no threat, go about their business.

Patch of forest
When my thoughts return to me, I am always at peace, my energy has returned and the world is bright with color.


1 comment:

  1. Oh yes I do the same. Nice post.