Nature at your Feet

in Amazing Naturelast month (edited)

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There are moments and then, there are amazing moments. Take in those moments, precious and few, embracing them just a little bit longer. Live in that moment, paying attention to how it feels. What a wonderful world; what a beautiful life.


I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow,
So pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces,
Of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying,
"I love you".

I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more,
Than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Oh yeah.

~ Louis Armstrong

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Do you ever get lost in the very thing that attracts you? Do you? Do you focus on that very thing, or does your mind introduce different lines of thought?


Do your thoughts run wild, do you think too much, if the sun comes out and brightens the day? Does it really matter, those inconsequential pieces of wrong logic running through your head? if you can close your eyes and imagine warm thoughts as you walk through life?


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I have chosen to think positive thoughts throughout this pandemic because the alternative was just too disturbing. I am not delusional, but, I didn't want to be giving in to the alarm. I can be educated on the goings-on in the world without letting it consume me and tarnishing my every day. Let the light in and lift your soul. Find something positive in your every day, no matter how small it is.


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"If the sun shines in your soul, does it matter if it rains outside? Happiness within overlooks any sadness the outside world may bring."


Touch me. Feel how I feel.
It begs me to run my hands along the bark.
There are so many ways.
To describe how it feels, especially the texture
Rough, scaly, beautiful, to only name a few.


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If you really want to feel alive, get out in nature and close your eyes, letting it flow through you. Breathe deep and allow it to do its magic. Then take on a game of hopscotch. Cast caution to the wind and enjoy life.


Just like that, this post is over. Come back tomorrow and I will do it again.


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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.

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I get that. No judgment here. I just like to take hard stock of where I am and what is happening around me. For me, it is a matter of balance.

I understand that view too. Although, it might be easier to do when you arent out in the working world having it stare you down every day.

Of course, you have made those choices to insulate and protect your own, so, I don't fault you, but applaud your attitude.

As always such delicate and exquisite beautiful flowers

I never truly appreciated that song till Lulu was singing it and recorded it and I listened and focused on the Lyrics it is such a beautiful song

Have a great weekend

It's amazing how a song changes for me once I hear what it being said. It is because of this that some have become a favorite, while others have fallen out of favor.

Ut really is a beautiful song. Thank you so much, JJ @tattoodjay

I have uit in my head now and know it will be there all day but thats fine its a lovely song ;)

Perfect! Enjoy!

Life is beautiful and it make more sensible when you focus and concentrate on every small with your daily task, usual or casual which prefer to important in your life. Nature alwalys call back and inviting you for return to the origin. Its most of the times happened while some very chosen and lost it, have a great day.

I agree that is is the small things in life that I focus on, mist days. The call of nature is heard by every person willing to listen.

Thanks for coming! Have a great day!

I wish I could be positive, I will really try. Thanks for your words urging me to do this.

Thank you, Dan! @bluemoon You have so much reason to be. The most adorable granddaughter to make you smile is reason enough to cast any pessimistic thoughts aside. Life isnt perfect, not nearly... but, some days positivity gets you through it.

Good morning from here, Dan!

Very beautiful flowers! And that tree, pointing upwards... It's standing in one place, but it's constantly moving higher and higher.

Thank you so much! Isn't nature amazing? Growing where she is planted.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

It is a wonderful world and a beautiful life. And when I am near the water... that is when I get lost!

I agree! The water is my especially happy place. Sun, shine, and sand.Not in any particular order! Heaven!

I hope you are doing well today and enjoying the bliss that is called the weekend!

The sad thing is I am so far from the water!
The good thing is that they are lifting the state of emergency here on the 15th, and I suppose there too?

No, you supposed wrong. :) We will be in a state of emergency until the end of the month. At least.

I have found a peace and tranquility in gardening this spring. Even my husband recognized it was good for me. There is beauty in the plants and flowers and a peacefulness that can be absorbed as we absorb the beauty they offer. Thanks for sharing @dswigle!💜

What a beautiful comment ❤️ I discovered the peace of it, weaving my thoughts in a most positive way. It is my go-to place of peace.

I agree with you 100%!

So glad to see you. I am so behind on here, running to catch up. Thank you for stopping by!

You are very welcome, my friend! It's good that we all find where we can go to reset. Nature is wonderful that way! Take care!

You too!!


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Thank you for the repost @pixresteemer ! Much appreciated!