Seeking solace in nature

The mornings are when I seek solace in my garden. No matter how difficult my sleep has been, or how disturbing the world seems, when I walk outside and hear the silence of nature, I find reassurance that we are all OK.

My previous backyard and garden

I have come to realize that this is a feeling most will never know, and one that you must fully experience to know in your heart. Recent and not so recent studies have shown that a prolonged and solid connection with nature soothes us and reduces our stress. I had small glimpses of this in my backyard in Fort Collins, but I could still hear road traffic in the distance. I could still feel the tension in those around me, the need for city vigilance.

Now I know, finally at the age of 64, the peace that only nature can offer me. I hope you may also experience this in your daily life.

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4 thoughts on “Seeking solace in nature

  1. Your pictures are beautiful. Love your gardens. We are currently in an apartment complex so I don’t get the solitude. But there are beautiful lakes to walk around, and I’ve made mad porch into a sanctuary, complete with potted plants.

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