31 Days: Listening to nature

Bluebells

The first thing I notice is the sound of frogs, loud and persistent. Their joyful chorus resounds around the edge of the lake. The birds add their voices in harmony. Sunlight filters through the eucalyptus trees, paths wind through magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias.

I follow a fairy wren along a path up the hillside, slowly, among tall gum trees and flowering carpets of ground covers, hellebores and bluebells. I don’t want to miss the gifts along the way.

I soak in the beauty. Listen and rest.

I can still hear the frog-song up on the hill out of sight of the lake. I listen to the birds calling one another from the tree tops. A family of twelve – mum, dad and ten tiny ducklings – meander their way down towards the lake.

Everywhere there is new life.

The winter is gone, spring has come. And I am blessed.

31 Days to Listen

This is Day 6 of the series 31 Days to Listen. For more information about this challenge, and to see others are writing, visit Write 31 Days.

3 thoughts on “31 Days: Listening to nature

  1. beautiful. reminds me of why i love spring…now i am reveling in the beauty of fall. Your series here on listening (paying attention) has been a daily reminder for me to do just that. I will share a few of those on my blog. hopefully today. thank you for this.

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  2. Thanks Carol. I love the fall too (although we call it autumn here); I love the changing colours of the leaves. I’m looking forward to reading what you have to share. Blessings, Ann.

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