Does Nature Inspire you or Surprise you?

Nature - Mother Nature Surprise
@anawar (2404)
United States
July 22, 2008 9:32pm CST
I take one hour out of every day to walk in the woods. Nature restores me and sends me all kinds of presents. One day I found a feather from a blue jay. It seemed to be waiting there for me. I see deer, rabbits and ground hogs. I marvel at the beautiful trees, lakes, streams and flowers. I really like moss too. Okay, so I'm weird. Yesterday, nature gave me quite a surprise. This bright orange little guy was crawling in the leaves. He stopped to let me take his picture, but my hand was shaking because I was so excited. I hope you can see him in the picture. I think he's a salamander. Do you walk in the woods, or a park? What kind of discoveries have you made in your travels? Any inspirations or surprises? Anyone have a bear story to tell?
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@ShepherdSpy (8544)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
23 Jul 08
Lower Lough Erne Near Kesh - View from a Scenic road going towards Kesh from Castle Archdale overlooking Lower Lough Erne,County Fermanagh,Northern Ireland
Sounds like there's a bit more Wildlife around You than there is Here in Ireland..We have no Native Large Wild Animals left..What Red Deer that are here are on Managed Estates...We DO have Foxes,Badgers,Rabbits,Pine Martens,Kingfishers,Hawks,Herons,Cormorants,and in this area,what was an increasingly rare bird,the Corncrake,is being encouraged back..There's some Wonderful scenery within a Mile of my place,and I like to bike around the area to see it!The place where I work has a golfcourse and grassy areas beside it,and We often see rabbits out sunning themselves! The Migratory birds like the Swallow are here for the Summer,nest building and performing amazing aerobatics chasing one another guarding their nests! Here's a photo from a place near Me!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
23 Jul 08
Here's a little more information for You about Red Deer! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Deer An Estate is simply a Large property of Land Owned by someone,Sometimes by a Lord..A Managed estate is one such that is run as a Business,For example ,Raising Deer or Pheasant,or growing trees for timber..
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Thanks for the link to the website. Those deers are huge and scary looking. I read that it is common to eat venison. Is this true for you? I think I would be scared to hunt one, good thing I don't hunt or eat meat. I didn't know there were still places that the word lord was still used as a title. Managed property sounds like a good idea to me.
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I think it sounds like you have more wildlife than I do. I have so many questions, if you get back to this discussion. A Red Deer is a Red Dear because of its colour? How big do they get? What's a Managed Estate? When I see rabbits I never considered the fact that they were sunning themselves. Now I learned something else from you. Thanks for the photo, it came out very clear. Mine are always fuzzy or blurred. Thanks for educating everyone on mylot. mylot is a wonderful place to learn about other countries and people.
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
23 Jul 08
yeah, u are right ^_^ he's a salamander ^_^ hehe Well i think, nature surprises me as well as inspire me.. It surprises me with the type of strong ability they have to survive in the harshest environment but with the least support ^_^ JUSt like cactus and carmels, both are desert animals and plants and yet they can survive with very little water.. And what inspire me, is nature's way of life.. Never go against nature as nature has a power within them to change things.. And so whenever i meet them problems, i leave it to nature, let nature take its course ^_^
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
23 Jul 08
I love nature and i do study them in my own way too.. But not for the weather and the sea, but rather animals ^_^ I like animals and i will study their behaviour, as they are the closet to the mother earth, other than plants and trees ^_^ There are just so many animals that we might not even know of, surviving in this world and thus, some little animals that are strange to us, may already to a common sight to others, and that's part of nature ^_^
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
kun - I think I was happier when I thought my orange guy was really weird, like something out of sci-fi. But I accept he is a salamander. That's okay, he still inspired me with his colours and his patience while I took his picture. Your last words say it all. When floods and hurricanes come, I'm afraid for the people who are in their path. I have witnessed the results these mighty forces command. Aside from humans suffering, a small part of me thinks, "Well, Nature will have her way." It sounds like you have a connection with Nature and you are nourished by it. You reach to it in times of woe and are comforted. What a gift!
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
That's one of the good things about mylot. We do learn from our friends here. I like to watch the critters too. The other day I wantched a chipmunk play around. I felt like he came there just to say hello to me.
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@webeishere (36313)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Park Path - A Minneapolis Minnesota City Park near the Mississippi River I walk a lot.
I also am a nature lover. We have a Nature Center a mile away and the wife and I love going there to walk their paths. We have seen many creatures there. It is calming and so serene most times walking through the paths. I was a caretaker of a 12 unit apartment building many years ago where pets were not allowed. I let a friend move in whom had taken in a bear cub. She owned a horse stable so the bear was not always in the apartment. I got to feed it many times as well. That's my bear adventure. She eventually had to build a special cage at her stables for the bear until she found a home for it at a preserve near here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I was wondering if there was a bear story out there! I didn't expect a story about someone owning a bear though. How unusual. Was the bear friendly enough to get close to it? What did the bear eat? I read a story about two women who raised a lion from a cub and then released it into the wilderness. Did you catch that story somewhere? I lived near a Nature Center for years and I enjoyed it as well. The schools took students there to learn about the trees and foliage. I learned also during my walks. Travel lightly
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@webeishere (36313)
• United States
23 Jul 08
You could hold the bear cub and cuddle it. But it's claws were very sharp. We wore leather chaps when we fed it the bottle. It would literally claw it's way up your legs to get at the bottle. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Okay, now I understand. You wore gloves. It must have been an unforgettable experience. I can picture a cat climbing up my legs, but a bear! oh my! Thanks for checking back on the conversation and telling me more or the story.
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@munhozmib (3837)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 Jul 08
Hello, Anawar! Nature inspires me with such a beauty. I do not use to get in touch with trees nor anything, but once in a while I go take a walk in a park, and it is a really well spent time. The trees and the green, the pure air, it all helps us to relieve our stress, our angerness, it helps us relaxing. It doesn't surprise me, but it sure does inspire me. It makes you want to go back there everyday. Just a shame that it is way too far to keep going everyday, paying the money for the bus... Respectfully, Munhozmib.
@munhozmib (3837)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 Jul 08
Yep, there is so much story behind one tree... What has it seen in these 300 years? So many things... If they could at least talk, then we would hear lots of stories. Stories for a lifetime. Don't worry about not saying hi, there is no problem, my friend. :D
@anawar (2404)
• United States
31 Jul 08
It sounds like you are soothed by nature just like me. I like to touch the trees. I wonder what they think, standing in one place for three hundred years? I wish you could get away more to spend time in the park. I guess you have to keep memories alive from one visit until the next. and when you get there, Nature will welcome your return and accept you as one of her own.
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Munhozmib - forgive me for not saying hello first before I responded to your comments. Hi.
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@Bluepatch (2476)
• Trinidad And Tobago
23 Jul 08
What inspires me in nature is a good view. Where I live I have a view of an entire valley and I love to sit out in the evenings and watch all that is below me. Little things in nature don't really do it for me but a good view does. You can relax and read or listen to music or just let your mind drift.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Good views are inspiring and uplifting. With all the crowding and over-population, finding a home with a view is a delight. My mind drifts into writing stories about what I see. Does your mind drift to solving problems? Or don't you pay attention? Not paying attention is the purpose of mind drifting, so knowing where you're drifting doesn't make any sense does it? My mind never does make sense anyhow, I'm used to it.
• United States
23 Jul 08
Nature is awesome! Since I live in copperhead country, I carry a forked prong with me when I go walking. Lately I have seen some of the most beautiful toad stool mushrooms and should have taken pictures of them, but didn't. Just recently the deer and other animals that are normally people shy have been showing up in yards near me. Our river banks are being tested for the possible wind mills for power and I think these animals are being scared out of their hiding places. A red wolf has a path he runs in my backyard. They make a sound that is hard to explain with words. No bear story from me, sorry!
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
RhythmWalker - I like your name. That figures that humans are once again disturbing Nature in our never-ending quest for energy sources. Oh well, I'll concentrate on the positive parts of your story! Someone sent me a link to wiki and I saw pictures of red deer. They're the biggest deer I have ever seen, and I think wiki stated this as fact. Did the rhythm in the deers walk inspire your name? Maybe you feel their running rhythm in a deep part of your Natural being. I'm happy you don't have any bear stories. Some of them don't end peacefully. Watch out for those copperheads! Is the forked prong deadly to the snake?
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@KrisNY (7590)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I love nature! I live in the country ~ it's the best. We have wildlife in our yard all the time. We also cut wood for our heat in the winter- so we are in the woods a lot. it's so peaceful. I also take nature hikes with my daughter at our local State park. I have many bear stories. We were eating dinner one night and a bear walked right through the yard- It scared me- I had to call in the dog- I didn't want our dog to bark at the bear and have the bear attack. Another time I was still in town- getting ready to turn onto our road (dirt) and I was like what is that dog doing in the road- it was walking right up the middle of the road. It was a small black bear! My daughter was so excited- all the time rolling up her window. :) They seem to be around my neck of the woods.
@KrisNY (7590)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Nothing beats the heat that a wood stove puts off- It's the best. I don't even mind going outside to throw it into the basement. We spend a lot of time outside through out the year- Sledding and tubing in the winter, and riding 4-wheelers and walking the rest of the year. Bears are marvelous! I would not want to come up on 1 unexpected and scare it though (out of the car). I am about 6 miles out of town- so not really way in the country- just in bear country!
@anawar (2404)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Sounds like the perfect place to live. I remember all the snow sports as well. Skiing and iceskating. I don't know why some people don't like Winter at all. It's so beautiful and mystical when the snow falls.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I like country living as well. I remember living in Maine; we heated our house with a wood or coal burning stove. I hated going outside in the winter to bring in the wood! Thanks for sharing the bear stories. It's unusual to see a bear in Florida, but my daughter had a bear scare just like the last one you described. She was driving home late one night. She lives in a newer development, but it's still near the city. Same thing as you. She thought she was driving up to a large dog in the road and it was a bear. Very unusual. That's Nature for you. If she's has anything, she always has surprises. I can't imagine watching a bear walk through my yard! You must be really into the country. The city where you live sounds familiar. I can't remember if it's near me, or I heard it somewhere else?
@palonghorn (5479)
• United States
23 Jul 08
gold finch - on the feeder in our yard
It both inspires me and provides surprises. First, that is a salamander, they are in the forest here in great numbers. I love going walking in the woods, and it is a rare thing for me to go without my camera. I have always loved moss on the cypress trees down south. I have yet to see a bear on my walks, thank goodness, lol as there are a pretty good number of them in the Northeast. I also love taking a walk to the small park here where I live, there is a small lake, with swans and ducks there and a foot bridge. I also like just sitting out in our backyard, we have two birdfeeders, and just the other day a gold finch showed up, it was so bright and beautiful, yep I got pics, and we have squirrels that live in our tree and come up to the porch for peanuts, and bunnies, even on that likes to eat the birdseed that the birds leave below the feeders lol.
• United States
23 Jul 08
ms piggy - sitting on back porch waiting for more peanuts
I'm not sure, but the squirrels have never seemed interested in the birdseed. Of course they get plenty of peanuts, and I have a bench with one of the squirrel feeders on it.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Nice picture. thanks. Usually squirrels will do anything to get to a bird feeder. Maybe they don't try because you feed them peanuts. I've watched two squirrels work together to break into a bird feeder because one squirrel alone couldn't do it! Smart little guys.
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@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
palonghorn - Okay, now I can be sure my little orange guy is a salamander. I like the moss that grows in the woods on the hardwood trees and the forest ground. I try to take pictures of it, but they never look good. I think it's my camera. Even though the American lifestyle is push, push, push and run around, getting as much as one can, there is great value in doing the things you mentioned. Maybe appreciating nature is the secret to inner peace. The act of observing Nature is a rewarding experience. Thanks for sharing the attached picture. How do you keep the squirrels from eating all the bird food? I had beautiful pics of a Cardinal but due to unfortunate circumstances, I no longer have them. It's nice to know other people are appreciating Nature's beauty.
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@underdogtoo (9579)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
Counting me too, there are two weird guys in this world and I suspect there might be more. There are just so many things to learn about the world and nature is largely unseen because Man has done his best to hide it from view.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I like your wise words and insight. That's a unique way to express the effects of humans on this planet. We do our best to keep it hidden from view. Cool.
• United States
9 Aug 08
I wouldn't want to live away from nature. I walk in the woods every day, and have just missed stepping on those little orange salamanders a few times! And I have a few bear stories for you. I was camping in the wilderness preserve a few miles from my house. We have Black bears in these mountains, but if they were Grizzlies I would not have risked it. Although with a Grizzly if you can get up a tree you are relatively safe, but I read that Black bears are good tree climbers so if you climb a tree to get away from a Black bear you will just end up fighting the bear in the tree! Anyway, I had 2 tents set up... one I was painting and the other I slept in. I had done my research though and never brought food into my tent or even clothes that I had worn while cooking or eating. I always wore a bell on my boot when I was walking through the mountain, plus anytime I was coming up on a curve where I could not see around it, I would start making a lot of noise, yelling or singing, so that if there was a mother bear with cubs she would have plenty of time to disappear. Plus my dog was always with me too, and he would smell a bear before we even got anywhere near it and sound a warning, hehehe. Fortunately I never ran into any while I was out hiking, but one afternoon when I got back to my campsite, to my utter stunned disbelief, I found that my campsite had been completely destroyed!! When the shock wore off I concluded that it had been a bear judging from the signs. It had apparently tried to climb up one side of my tent, and it was totally flattened... the poles snapped in two, and it had ripped the entire wall out of the other side, even though I had never had food in there! (I have surmised that it was the perfume and incense that it was after.) My entire cooking area was overturned and torn apart and the garbage bag I had hanging from a tree was strewn on the ground - the containers ripped open and licked clean. It even tried to rip open the empty antifreeze container I had sitting by a tree -I could tell by the HUGE teethmarks in it! Another day I was driving out of the camping area to get some supplies and ahead of me was something crossing the road. It was too dark and 'round' to be a deer so I excitedly sped up to see if it was a bear. When I got to the spot where I had seen it I looked over in the direction it had gone and sure enough there was the cutest little black bear standing there looking back at me! I would have brought it home as a teddy bear it was so friggin cute! Of course it would have been a mighty BIG teddy bear but I was in love! I said "hello!" but he must not have felt like chatting because he dropped down to all four legs and took off, lumbering up the side of the mountain. And wouldn't you know, that was the day I did not have my camera with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The third and final story I have is very short, and no big deal actually but I feel compelled to tell it, hehehe. I feed some kitties that live in an abandoned house down by the river. The guy who used to live there had a trout fishing business and had left 3 huge bags of fish food in the house. One day I went up to feed my little friends and found everything on the porch where I feed them torn up and strewn around! I was like "what the hell?" Then I discovered that one of the doors of the house had been bashed down, ripped off it's hinges and everything! I went inside and found that the 3 bags of fish food had been ripped open and every drop eaten, but it gave the bear diarrhea, which was not a pleasant sight. A ranger once told me that if a bear comes to a place a few times and finds no food there it will never return, but if it DOES find food then it will continue to come back for the rest of it's life, so now every time when I go up to feed the kitties I wonder if this is the day I will run into that bear. I have seen further signs of it having visited there but so far I have not seen the bear himself. If I do I will be sure to let you know! The photo I am posting is of the road by the river that I walk down every day to feed the kitties... probably I have walked in some bears footsteps, since I walk right by a bear path that comes out of the mountain and goes down to the river where they drink or catch fish or whatever.
• United States
9 Aug 08
river road - This is actually not a road, it is the driveway that goes up to the house where I feed the kitties.
Hey! What happened to my photo?!?
@snowy22315 (171574)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I dont do it on a routine basis, because believe or not, my dog doesnt like to walk in the woods. I think maybe low hanging branches smack him in the face or soemthing. There is a short trail in the woods to walk to our beach. I usally marvel at the giant mushrooms and the discarded nut shells left by the squirrels. My house is surrounded by trees so I kind of feel like I live in the woods. No bears as of yet although everything else is around here, including deer, fox and possibly coyotes.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
snowy - this is very strange. Not your story, but I commented back on your comment and now its not here! I know mylot went down for awhile. Maybe the response got dropped. Anyhow, I smiled imagining a dog being afraid of walking in the woods. But then I felt bad for him if the branches were hitting him in the face. I wonder if he keeps you out of the woods to protect you. Maybe he knows there is a bear waiting for you to pass by. (only kidding) What a privilege to have both a woodsy area and a beach to enjoy. Not many of us have that. I have heard coyotes howling at night and it sends shivers up my spine,
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
23 Jul 08
It surprises and amazes me! I love to watch the birds around my house and noticed, to my surprise, that they like to tease my dog who will run around like a crazy thing chasing them and barking at them. Squirrels do that, too. They all have such fun! There are a lot of bees and wasps around but I'm never stung even though they will rest on my arm or hand for a few seconds.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
dragon = I never heard of birds teasing a dog. I had a huge lovable cat who was an excellent hunter. He never did catch a Blue Jay, and I watched as the birds flew down, tapped his head and flew away. Poor Dancer. Squirrels are characters alright! I love to watch them running everywhere. One day I watched a squirrel do a backwards flip-over. I wish someone had seen it with me, because sometimes I think I imagined it! I don't like bees landing on me and it's almost impossible for me not to jump. Sometimes they don't sting, it's true. I can't always be calm though but I won't kill them. I blow on them and they fly away. Wasps, oooh, I watch out for those stingers. The ones near me are vicious.
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• India
23 Jul 08
Nature inspires me a lot. I am awestruck by the beauty and mighty of nature. We should love nature and protect it if we want the same from nature
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
You're exactly right. We can't destroy the very things that support our lives.
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@boerema (60)
24 Jul 08
Well we must both we wierd then because I love to go on nature walks and just be around nature just as you do. It kind of fills me with nostalgia just being around in such a primitive environment without civilization helping you take one step at a time. I had gone camping one spring out in a huge national forest with a few friends. After having a great few days out there, my friends all left but I decided to stick around for a little while longer by myself. In that time I just explored the woods by myself and just became overwhelmed with happiness from the peacefulness and tranquility. I took the long way home that evening and just had all the windows down driving through the woods with Led Zeppelin blasting. I could not have been happier
@anawar (2404)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Hi - I know your comment was posted last week and I'm sorry I missed it until today. I'm moved by your story and I feel the same as you. Led Zeppelin all the way home? Nature and music both carry me away. It's the same for you too. They are happy times and I treasure them and hold onto them in moments of distress. If you see this comment and want to reply, send me a note to check back on this discussion so I won't miss your response.
@SHAMRACK (8576)
• India
23 Jul 08
nature is so beautiful - I love nature
Dear friend,I love nature it inspires me and at times gives surprises too, I do like all those if I go elaborating those beauties and other natural beauties I hope there might be many encyclopaedias. If we explore nature we could find again there is lot more, just see the rain bow when I look more closely I could see colours, its combinations its bow like shape, its background clouds so on and rainbow come like surprise and when this surprise rainbow comes its colours and other features gives certain inspirations. Just looking in sky could give surprises of certain moves of stars and its beauty too inspires. Hence nature inspire and surprise me lot and lots of times.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
What a lovely description of your experiences. How aware you are to see many facets of a rainbow others might miss. I can feel in your words that you have a bond with all things natural.
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@littleowl (7157)
3 Aug 08
Hi anawar-I love to take nature walks but am not able to do it as often as you though there is a field behind where I live and I take my dogs out there I love the smell of the woody area and the little hidey holes there are the smell of the trees feeling them and their magical energy sitting listenint to the birds sscurry of squirrels-it is wonderful I do do this daily and find it so refreshing-I find feathers from birds that are meaningful to me the rowan tree dropped a lovely sprig of rowan berries the other day for me..Nature is so beutiful peaceful and serene and alive all the time your bright blessings littleowl
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jul 08
anawar hi nature does inspire me and sometimes surprises me. I love to walk around our complex here as it has a zillion trees, all different kinds, lots of birds here, and a lot of flowereing shrubs and also a lot of periennnal flowers. much to see and sometimes a ruby throated hummingbird will flash out and really surprise me. sometimes I see a robin with her babies in her nest in the trees, and often meet a mockingbird trilling away at the top of her lungs So much to see just in my own apartment complex. lol. i have even seen some tiny green lizards around here.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Hatley- hi. I used to have those green lizards too when I lived in a different state. I was always trying to save them before my cat ate them! I don't think I've ever seen a ruby hummingbird. That would be a surprise! It doesn't matter where we live. Nature shows up everywhere in some way or another. It makes me happy knowing so many people appreciate the wonder of it. A zillion trees? That sounds like one of my estimates. Are they hard wood trees or the tropical type? Trees center me. Some of them have been here for 300 hundred years. If trees could talk, think how wise they must be!
@mentalward (14691)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Nature does both to me... inspires and surprises. I grew up in a city where there was a park nearby where us kids always went to play. We used to find salamanders and garter snakes. Then, I moved to the suburbs, near the city. Next, I moved to the suburbs away from a big city. The next move, my last (hopefully!) is finally in the country. Nature is all around. I've always collected the "goodies" that nature provides. Did you know you can make "angels" out of tulip tree seeds, acorns and maple tree seeds? When I used to fish at a certain river, I was surprised by a snake every now and then. Luckily, they were more surprised than I was and slithered away. I visited a friend in the country once when I was young and we would take walks and get full by eating what nature provided: wild blackberries, raspberries, huckleberries, apples, cherries, etc.; although I had a suspicion that the applies and cherries actually belonged to someone. LOL I have a friend who lives not too far away in the mountains and he has dozens of lizards around his house; all different kinds. Myself, I have to chase Canadian geese away from my veggie garden and fruit trees almost every day! I'm sure the neighbors think I'm batty when they see me running after the geese with my arms waving and yelling at them! My cousin, who lives in the mountains in Pennsylvania, has told me that there is a bear living nearby who has been reeking havoc in her neighborhood. Apparently, they REALLY love birdseed! This guy has been knocking over the feeders and dragging them into the woods. He and I would fight if it were me and he was messing with my garden! LOL Nature is awesome. I think that's the best word to describe it. I love standing near a window and watching the lightning during a thunderstorm (unless warned to stay away from windows, of course). I've gone out on our deck after sunset and seen newly-constructed spiderwebs with the little guy just sitting there, waiting for supper to fly in. I hate spiders, but they can live outside, eating the bad bugs. I'm fine with that. I just went outside, in the rain, because my husband told me as he was leaving for work, "It's raining and the geese are in the front yard!" I was all prepared to give 'em a run for their money, umbrella in hand, but they were gone. Apparently, his truck had scared them away, or else they knew that the REAL maniac had been summoned. LOL We really should try to live hand-in-hand with nature and take lessons from it. If everyone did this, it would be such a peaceful world! I watched 'Dances with Wolves' last night. The American Indians sure knew how to live before we invaded their territory and destroyed everything!
@bamakelly (5191)
• United States
23 Jul 08
You seem to be a nature person. I like to enjoy the scenery myself. I haven't really been on any hikes lately, although I do enjoy nature. It can be a beautiful thing. I can see blue jays and cardinals right outside of my window from time to time. I used to walk through the woods a lot and be in close proximity to deer. They are beautiful animals. It must have been something for you to find that blue jay tail. Thanks for your discussion.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
bamakelly- hi. Guess what else? Ever since I brought that Blue Jay feather home, a Blue Jay flies from tree to tree everytime I look out the kitchen window. I can't decide if he's doing a hello fly-by or if he wants his feather back! Cardinals are my personal favourites.
@Scarrlet (168)
• Ukraine
23 Jul 08
I think that nature inspires me more. Either walking on a high mountain or seeing a little bird makes my life better. Of course nature is also full of surprises, but it rather makes me surprise about myself: how in a world haven't i noticed certain things or haven't been curious about them... I live near the sea now, and think that going to the seaside through the woods is the best way to spend my free time.
@anawar (2404)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I feel like the world makes sense when I walk in the woods. Nature taught you to notice her? There is so much to see when our eyes are open to the mysticism of Nature. I think a walk in the woods, passing onto a beach, is the ideal way to spend the day. Lucky you! Enjoy it all for the rest of us.