It really cannot be a bad day that starts out thus.
That begins with Nature’s simple but stunning images.
A conversation with a cheeky friend:
“Oh my, Grandma! What big feet you’ve got!”
Or one that’s really small;
“Are you alright there little beetle?”
It had its eye on that aphid!
Even aphids can have a bad day but maybe getting re-cycled isn’t so terrible.
It’s part of the whole cycle, isn’t it?
It is so easy to dismiss tiny creatures as unimportant but everything is relative.
In Nature, nothing is unimportant.
And if you take time to look, there is a world of exquisite perfection in every life.
For that matter, in every drop of dew.
Like most people, I enjoy pretty flowers.
But to me, Queen Anne’s Lace is extraordinary.
Watching these delicate buds form, all according to a unique pattern, every year, reminds me of how little I understand about the Natural world.
Or about the cycle of renewal that we are all a part of.
It makes me unafraid of what comes next.
Our “evolved” species has detached so far from Nature.
We have forgotten what it is like to be fresh and perfect and beautiful like these humble buds.
As human beings we strive constantly to change ourselves with bizarre, often expensive or even outrageous clothing.
We paint our faces and do crazy things with our hair.
We are seduced into all manner of unnatural and unhealthy lifestyles.
Wild creatures seek only to survive in their given form.
They are so beautiful, yet we think ourselves superior.
In suburbia we grow so detached
Freed from that unnatural environment, one can only be humbled and in awe of our planet Earth.
May mankind find its way before it is too late.