1/29/11

nature : my muse


felt a little off the past while
so i put on my plaid boots & magenta coat
and took off into nature
just me and my camera(s)


while i was musing over evergreens
a big black nose pushed into my side
when i turned around i saw this big old dog
happily snuffling me as i crouched in the snow



the trunk of a tree
can tell stories if you listen
so i stopped by and had a little chat
with a wonderfully moss-covered trunk


i have missed this time with nature
i somehow forgot its energy boost for my spirit
i got too lost inside myself
to remember


i found a spot in the snow
that was untouched by other creatures
and firmly planted my feet in its deep cold warmth
reattaching myself to the ground, to myself


sometimes i wish i lived somewhere that had vast amounts of nature surrounding it, without all the houses and noise in its mix. i used to live in such a place, where the chipmunks & chickadees knew me by name (okay, so i named them, not the other way around). but i love my little street in east city, where nature is but a hop skip and a jump away.
~lowercase caren

6 comments:

  1. beautiful post! Thanks for taking us on your nature walk. If you see that old moss covered tree again, tell him I said that the coloring on his trunk is simply divine!

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  2. Mmm, I wish I could just roll around in that snow! It looks so coooool and lovely. I adore the colour of your coat too!

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  3. this is exquisitely beautiful!

    i love the stories trees tell.

    that picture of you is fantastic.

    xo

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  4. Mmm, yes. I was chatting with a friend recently about moving some place where nature was surrounding and plentiful. No traffic, no busyness.. just beauty and life abounding.

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  5. Ah, how lovely. it's good to get out and about with nature.

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  6. Very nice Caren! I live in the middle of nowhere & don't take little walks nearly enough!

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