Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Focus On Respecting Nature.
In today's fast-paced, hectic society; we can forget to slow down and marvel at the wonders that our lives, our world, has to offer. When we look, really look, the world has precious gifts for us all to embrace.
The other day I was at my local 'Focus' 'DIY' shop in Leek to check out what was available in the gardening section. I went there to look at the variety of plants, and yes, of course, I kept an eye out for garden gnomes, fairies and solar lamps.
It was a very pleasant day and the day became even nicer. As I strolled about; I came upon a wondrous sight. A blackbird was nesting right between the 'Winning Plants'. How marvellous that the nesting home of the blackbird was respected. I had witnessed the natural environment of one of earth's little creatures, in an unnatural setting.
I left the gardening centre with a garden gnome and a solar lamp. Yet, all I could think about was that little bird. If I had been rushing about all over the place; that magical moment may have passed me by. I stopped just long enough to savour a truly heart warming vision. I'm so glad I took my camera.
I took one more photograph. Being very careful not to disturb our little winged friend; I discreetly took the above picture.
Sometimes, we need to reflect upon life and appreciate what our world has to offer. When we do this; the rewards for all of us are abundant, profound and so positively inspirational. Like the good folks at 'Focus'; I focus on respecting nature. A small yet significant moment in my day.