Welcome to Mother Nature!A glorious sunrise woke me up in the midst of woods, surrounded by lush green valleys. I sat on a tree stump with my mug of coffee straining hard, really hard to hear a noise of man & his creations but heard nothing.
I heard nothing but silence, a silence so powerful that one needs to experience it to understand it's value. Around me, the green leaves with the dewdrops glistened in the morning rays on the sun. Little birds chirped around me like butterflies, squirrels ventured close to me wondering who this giant was and started nibbling at the breadcrumbs that I threw.
I set on a forest path, admiring the creations of God, majestic mountains, trees so tall that my neck hurt trying to see where they stopped. The fragrance of the fresh morning flowers was so unique that all the expensive perfumes would be ashamed of. The crisp fresh air was so invigorating that my mind was clear and my fatigue had gone. It was better than the city's best oxygen bar.
A little spring was cascading with a soothing sound, till then I never knew that even the flow of water in nature is like music. Suddenly a loud noise, I stood still in my tracks, at the edge of the trail, a family of elephants gracefully walked across with little ones running around their feet. The elephants acknowledged my presence, gave me my space as I stood perfectly still.
Once they passed by a herd of deer, initially wary but later continued with their foraging of the fresh grass. As I plucked a handful of grass and smelt, it was heavenly. I stood there for a few minutes humbled and overwhelmed by Mother Nature and what she had to offer me.
I can promise that I heard her say, 'Welcome to nature, my Son.' Please preserve it!
( A city dweller on a solitary hike in the forests). My entry for the topic of TOW contest.