Connecting with nature

An Enchanted Place

I am a ‘do-er’. I like to get out into nature and ‘do’ something. I always have my camera slung over my shoulder, plus a notepad and pen, and often even a watercolour pad and some paints. I can happily spend hours on end out in our local green spaces doing whichever thing most appeals to me. I always feel very connected to nature.

Recently someone expressed the view that the only way in which to truly connect with nature is to simply ‘be’ out in nature, doing nothing, simply existing. The argument was that people who experience nature through a lens, or who spend their time painting it, or composing a poem about it, are not truly connecting – as if the very process of ‘doing’ somehow negated your connection.

I couldn’t disagree with this more.

So, what do I think?

I think that each of us will achieve…

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