The season is mid-way between late winter and early Spring. The days’ are longer, but to witness a truly spectacular sunrise, you have to be awake exceedingly early. Springtime prompts me to describe feelings and synergy with our environment. I only have to walk five minutes to be in the beautiful countryside and there is always something that catches my eye, be it a bumblebee (early this year, but ready for pollen gathering) or new buds on trees. In fact, there is a very indistinct hue of green; almost invisible. To see it, a wider visual sensitivity is ideal. And then the whole scene signals that Spring is on the way.
I never cease to be amazed at the energy that is seemingly projected by trees.
This week I once again walked through my favorite avenue of trees. These giants are getting ready to greet the walker with true magnificence. Gradually as the weeks’ progress, the leaves ultimately hide other scenes; especially distant vistas, but the gift projected and received is in the bright, pristine leaves and nearby scenes.
This time of year also energizes wildlife. In my garden, atop a willow tree are two ring-necked doves. Totally in love with each other; sitting closely exchanging gentle vibes. At least that’s my impression!
Other birds, robins sparrows, blackbirds, finches, wood pigeons, chase each other around….the one with the most energy and determination wins the bird that is most gorgeous. The males do the chasing and the females have a great time running rings around the admirer. Ultimately an agreement is forged and a flutter of feathers suggests love is in the air (pun intended!)
A couple of weeks ago there were three of four squirrels chasing each other around trees. A naughty male was focused on a particular, potential mate, and kept making physical advances! I am sure he would have run out of energy before a love match materialized.
Nature often depends on the survival of the fittest and most determined. It is indeed survival of the fittest. Rare to see a squirrel limping about with a damaged leg. The poor thing would have been preyed upon.
Collectively, Nature feeds humanity. Not just with food, but provides an avenue for meditation, spiritual enlightenment, calmness or excitement. Watching a deer ‘flying’ alongside woodland. You can almost perceive the energy that drives one of the most beautiful animals.
My memory of walks never flies away; not even with the swans! It remains vivid in my memory and sometimes is manifested in a dream and on rare occasions a flying dream.
Nature is not just there for us, but we are there for Nature. Never take it for granted.