The Wonder of Nature

Rain Forest Jungle Tree with massive exposed s...
Rain Forest Jungle Tree with massive exposed support roots near Catarata del Toro (Photo credit: mikebaird)

We break through into the quietest part of the forest. The trees whisper to one another and the blue sky is hidden by green. It feels cool, damp, refreshing in the heat of the day. I breathe in deeply. Ah, the scent of Nature fills me like no other scent that has been created by man in factories. This scent is pure; this scent cannot be captured in a small bottle to be sold over the counter. My companions, too, are quiet: taking in the beauty that surrounds us; and the magnificence of Mother Nature in all her glory.

I move off on my own, drawn to a place where I can rest my legs and sit to take in the tranquillity that is so hard to find in the city. My back against the tree, I admire the vegetation that thrives in this dense area of living organisms. I listen to the chitter of insects; the accompaniment of the wind; the whispered murmurings of my companions. I gaze in wonder at this creation that man is slowly, inch by inch, destroying with axes and fire.

I hug my experience and my wonder close to me. I do not know when next I will be able to recharge my soul and spirit with the beauty of the foliage and the quiet tranquillity of the forest.  In the meanwhile, I will inhale as much of the pure scent as I can.

Do you often experience the wonder of nature?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Wonder)


20 thoughts on “The Wonder of Nature

  1. Colline, I love finding you on Five Minute Fridays…I live in the country and often call it Gods country, for the rolling hills and the beautiful landscape, the peace and the sunrises and sets, it’s wondrous! Thank you for your post, which is always such a blessing!


    1. Thank you for your compliment Danielle.
      Living in the concrete city, how envious I am of those who can fill their souls with Nature’s beauty everyday. When I am able to escape into her tranquility, I really drink it in.


  2. I am so thankful to live in the country. Even on these chilly mornings when I am reluctant to walk the dog, being in nature lifts my spirits, even when my nose, fingers and toes are frozen!


  3. Like you I seem to come alive when surrounded by Nature’s sounds, sights and smells. I love the woods, gentle rolling hills and the seaside. Moorlands and lake sides. Inhale, dear Colline, as often as you can. And thank you for taking us on your forest journey.


  4. I am sure I have told you before that I live in this lovely part of Melbourne that near the point where two rivers meet and there is nature all around us. We see it every where, and it is wonderful. I love it. I feel very sad when I drive through forest areas and see it being chopped down. So sad.


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