Is it any wonder I like to hang out with trees and streams? People… and muses… so often contradict themselves. Calliope listened to her inner dialogue and sketched needles with an HB pencil on a pine she’d drawn. Urania read aloud from Typist’s social media feeds, “Extraordinary results come from ordinary people with uncommon consistency. Success is never owned, it is rented…
Sounds like you enjoyed a fine time! The stream in the picture is itself a contradiction. What appears as a flow of clear water emanates from a swamp. Our minds might conjure up stagnant, foul-smelling water. Muck hardly suggests clear water. Rotting trees, perhaps even croaked critters, doesn’t help. But Nature’s patient pace allows for precipitation of sediment, oxygenation to allow decomposition, and filtration as the water makes its way to the stream bed.
As is the case for me, lack of information leads to unsupported assumptions and conclusions. That segues nicely with your question, Gail, if humans are part of nature. Have we lost our connections with the earth? Sleeping in light-filled cities wrecks our circadian rhythms. Awareness of wildlife is harder to come by today than it’s ever been. Perhaps we are apart from Nature?
Please visit more places of natural wonder! Pretty please! I think we’d all benefit. But hurry before the black flies arrive! 😱 CURE!
I love that I learned a new word today! How fun. Also, humans are walking, talking contradictions. With 60,000 thoughts swirling in our minds every day, many (most) probably contradict one another. What a beautiful mess we are.💕
Looks so peaceful here. We have several places here Baton Rouge area that look like this. Some of our places have alligators, huge turtles, birds and snakes but still peaceful to sit for awhile to contemplate life. Glad you had a great weekend. Now praying for good news at treatment time. More hugs.
Sign: “I’m beginning to think for some of you, the wheels on your bus do not go round and round.” 😁
I like the photo of the bench next to the swamp, but will we get to see Calliope's pine tree drawing?
"I felt as if marijuana, whiskey, and wine are in a playoff game with addiction support services.” 💚
The landscape is so inviting... I find great joy and peace among trees and water. As for your question, "Are humans part of nature?" In my opinion no. We should be honored to be able to enjoy nature. Nature is a collaboration of plants, trees, insects, and animals. Nature tries to survive in it's own special way. Humans many times don't appreciate the enjoyment of nature and just want to destroy it. I know that humans need growth but sometimes it saddens me to see so much nature destroyed so humans can grow. Just my thoughts.
I believe we ARE nature. Every look at the rings on a tree? Like our fingerprints no two alike. They release oxogen so we can breathe. They also store our carbon dioxide.
We need the sun it’s full of vitamins C and D- without it we can literally wither like a flower in the scorching heat.
When we get bitten by a bee we can use mud to bring down the swelling.
We are mostly made up of water. When we sweat it’s salty like the sea.
When you feel anxiety you can walk barefoot on the earth to feel grounded because we are connected.
God created us in his imagine - he’s nature and all around us.
My 2 cents for the day.