Sunday, 17 April 2011

Nature loves a cyclist!

I'm really enjoying the spring weather and getting out on my bike!

Cycling along the roads I noticed nature wrapping itself around me, as if approving of my mode of transport.

A wren bobbed along ahead of me for a bit, then a hare, all legs, ears and tendons ran alongside then leapt over the ditch then cleared the fence and off it strode in giant leaps across the field.

It's so much easier to feel part of nature when one is silently pedalling alongside.

A sparrow hawk watched from a telegraph pole, only allowing me to get two pole lengths from him before elegantly diving off and settling again a safe distance from me.

In a newly ploughed field a plumped up buzzard jumped around like an over weight court judge trying to regain order in a rowdy courtroom.

Every way I looked something caught my eye and warmed my heart.

Why do we separate ourselves from all that lives around and with us?

Are we too busy? Living our lives too fast?

We live as one small part in a world full of other animals, plants and wildlife. How healing it is to spend some time simply observing that I am just one tiny person in an immense natural world.

"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth