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Nature is my drug of choice — 29 Comments

  1. I so agree. When I was a child (being an only child) living in a very dangerous environment in Los Angeles, my only refuge was the neighbor’s dog. Until I got my own dog, I sat with that dog and though there was a chain link fence between us, I could feel a very special bond. I know now that I ran to that dog every day after school to get away from the anxiety I felt in that rough place….and now, the silence in the air in my garden, or on the shore give me such peace. Yes, nature is the best because I believe we were meant to connect with the earth!

  2. Mom doesn’t want to live secluded, she likes a suburban neighborhood but there is nothing better than going out in nature every day for a nice walk and or run. We love nature but couldn’t live out in it at this time. Beautiful photos once again.
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  3. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thanks for sharing your thoughts here Mary. Its so sad when children grow up and never experience the joys of Mother Nature. There was a great joyness in skating on sidewalks when I was a kid but going to the beach and walking in sand or riding a horse on an adventurous trail ruled. my children were told by their father that if they listened and put their heads on the ground they could hear the earthworms digging under ground. The smells are grand of the land! Nothing sprayed with chemicals that are supposed to cover up the bad smells. Where we live you can smell the earth when it rains which is one of my favorite smells. My pet pev is noise!!!!! I can’t hear the silence unless we are in isolated places. The pictures of the flowers you took are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your drug of choice.

  4. It is mine too. Not that I have the beauty that you have, but I have a different kind of beauty. I’m never happier than when I am with my dogs in the woods. Yesterday I took the dogs outside to potty, it was early morning, the yard was packed with snow, the quiet was broken by the chirping of the bird. I stood in the yard looking up at the sky and admiring the beauty of nature.
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  5. Nature is my drug of choice too. Part of why I spend a fair bit of time outside everyday is that it keeps the blues at bay. Nature cures what ever aches within my heart.

    A great post!
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  6. I totally agree. We have many, many windows in our house and that’s because we always want to feel like we’re outdoors, when we can’t be. I cannot understand people that live in the cities, I don’t get it at all. But that’s OK, it keeps the country quieter if they all gather there! :)
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  7. Gorgeous, Mary! This post did me some good – I’ve been staring out at a gray, snow-covered field for what feels like months. These beautiful flowers with their bright colors were just what I needed today!
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