It’s All In Natures Details…

palm-leaves-with-fernsDid you know that it is a proven fact being outside in nature will make you more relaxed and you will feel a stress reduction more than being inside a building? A variety of studies over many years have shown faster recovery from stress in response to nature stimuli than built settings. I have what is called S.A.D., which stands for Seasonal Effective Disorder. So you can just imagine how much I am affected by nature…sigh! The sun must come out….so with that said, I leave you with the nature findings on our walk. You will see lots of texture and curves in these images…it is two of the things I look for when I am out shooting in God’s Country. aloe-plant-cactus bark-on-tree curved-limb-on-a-tree ferns-growing-out-of-palm-t tree-inside-another-tree

© Linda

I watch the waves crash in, breaking on the shore
All their anger dispensed on the oceans floor
I look at the sky so blue, sun shining so bright
Spreading heat and happiness with its blinding light
Long blades of grass swaying in the gentle breeze
Dancing in rhythm with so much ease
Look up at the trees hearing the singing of the birds
Happily chirping singing at ease without words
Sitting here holding my knees to my chest
Watching and hearing nature at its best
I ponder how Nature could get it so right
When we have let Natures lessons get so out of sight
We hold our anger, let our happiness slip away
Making our survival a struggle each and every day
We have forgotten the little things that mean so much
Like the laughter, the freedom, and someone’s loving touch
If only I  could make people stop, watch and listen to Natures tale
We could all sit back happily and our world would not be so frail
In each others existence in harmony we could all survive
I’m sure like the sun, wind, tree, and birds our lives we could revive If only we let nature take its course in each and everyone of us each day and night, As I sit and ponder how Nature got it so right and we lost all sight.

Do you feel the difference when you are outside compared to indoors?Do you feel more relaxed and less stressed?

Where is your favorite nature setting?

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37 thoughts on “It’s All In Natures Details…

  1. So true. I love the outdoors and feel better as soon as I am doing something in the fresh air; even lawn work. I love it. Hiking, swimming, sand/beach, gardening, walking, running, and so many other little things we take for granted are enjoyed outdoors. Thank you for the reminder.

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  4. I love to be outside.

    On of the quirkier natural healers I used to go to made me go outside, take my shoes off, and lean against a tree for 15 minutes a day.

    It kind of stunk in the summer when it was 113.

    The connection to the earth does make us feel more grounded.

    This was a delightful link for the letter D.

    Thank you for sharing it.


  5. You’re so right, Laurie. In a few weeks, we’ll be living on a boat. The sun and fresh air invigorate and the water rocks us to sleep at night. You are much more connected to what’s real when you live so close to nature.

  6. i absolutely find great peace and solace in nature and in the act of photographing nature. it helps my spirit to focus in on the beauty there, forcing me to let go of stressful things that otherwise might be demanding my attention.

    the 3rd from last looks like an elephant’s head and trunk to me… made me smile 🙂

  7. I totally believe it. Thankfully my boys LOVE being outside, so we are out there plenty. Another benefit of living in the south. 🙂 Beautiful shots, Laurie!

  8. Being outdoors makes me happy and I’m not a S.A.D. sufferer. The sunlight and fresh air does have a calming affect on your mind. I don’t get out enough and really need to change that…but I’m gonna have to wait till it warms up a bit now.

  9. we recently got a dog and one of the best things about him is he forces me outside! I can go days in the house except for escaping to the gym. Now I’m forced out into nature and loving it.

  10. We have a wonderful botanical gardens, called Desconso Gardens, with trees, waterfalls, ponds, flowers, and a lovely courtyard to sit relax and read or just enjoy God’s creation. Love going there. Have an annual pass…visit it all year long. They also have summer on lawn concerts. Thanks for a reminder how important nature is to our health. Love, Wanda

  11. Thanks for stopping by this morning and your nice comment.
    I love the photo of the tree branch that looks like an elephant trunk. I agree that being out in nature is very calming. I had a really stressful week last week. I went out Saturday morning after our first snow fall and spend 3 hours taking photos of the snow. I came back feeling so much better.
    The poem is lovely. Did you write it?

  12. wow stunning photos and a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing.
    I agree with you wholeheartedly about nature and how we’ve lost our connection to its beauty and its healing qualities. I love being out in nature when the sun is shining – my favourite is a rainforest with waterfalls and lush greenery. Makes me very happy!!

  13. absolutely… I try to get outdoors a little every day, unless the weather is totally uncooperative and I am not up to it physically. Makes all the difference in the world! Having my camera, makes it easier to forget about the cold, I become so engaged and present in seeing… so it is essential to at least wear thin gloves:-)

  14. I would much rather be outside when I am feeling overwhelmed and stressed. It is so freeing! I focus more on God and his greatness and less on myself in those moments. I actually could have lived outside this past summer.
    Love the photos!

  15. Totally agree. I love the coziness of being indoors at Christmas with a fire and creature comforts, but come January I need nature and warmth! These are lovely. I like the tree that looks like an elephant’s trunk!

  16. Indeed, time out-of-doors is necessary for life and happiness … Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. I love cacti … and the inclusion of the poem for added value. A lovely post.

  17. The beach is my happy place…no matter how stressed or upset or even just tired I am I can go there and it’s like it all goes away.
    It’s very easy for me to imagine an elephant trunk out of the fourth image down 🙂

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