For as long as I can remember, nature has been one of my favorite things in life. It’s filled with so many beautiful things from flowers to butterflies, to fruits and many, many more things in the world. Nature has always given me an inner peace. If I find myself stressed out, I’ll take a step back and go outside without distractions even if it’s for just a few minutes. I’ll ask myself “Is this really going to matter a few days from now, or even an hour from now?” and focus on it. Nature just helps me focus on questions such as those. It also can bring out that childlike wonder of the world to me, as I wrote about recently here.
From thousands of species of insects of all kinds, the multitude of different mammals in the world, to even flora and fauna of nature, there’s so much to take in and so much to learn. There’s beauty everywhere you look. It could be a simple butterfly landing on a flower or a bird perched on a bird feeder having a quick snack. Even ants marching along carrying something back to their den is beautiful in it’s own, unique way. Sunrises and sunsets, the way clouds float through the sky, the subtle warmth or coolness a breeze can tickle against your skin. All of it is worth taking in, enjoying the simplicity of it and the simple beauty it offers in life.
Nature documentaries are something I absolutely love as well. It lets us have insight and a look into places either out of our reach, or outside of our local ecosystem. The Planet Earth and Planet Ocean series are breathtakingly done well to showcase our world, and admittedly some issues we face on our planet. Netflix’s series Night On Earth offers a wonderful experience into night life as well.
The final part about nature I love: The weather. Nature can be a kind and gentle being during warm cloudless days or a simple light drizzly day but can turn into quite the powerful force with thunderstorms, snowstorms, hurricanes, and more. It’s a force to be reckoned with, one we can do little to control. It can be terrifyingly beautiful at times as well. Partly cloudy days where the sun flits in and out of the clouds and thunderstorms are my favorite kinds of weather. I am amongst those who find thunderstorms soothing, especially at night to have the rolling thunder lull me to sleep.
In conclusion I guess, nature is a beautiful yet powerful thing that I’m very passionate about and have been since I was but a young child. Remember, regardless of what we humans do to this planet, nature will adapt, overcome and reclaim. Thank you all for taking the time to read this, I hope you all have a lovely rest of your day!