It’s spring and as your view turns from winter to summer, enjoy the progress! From fresh, vital, cold white winter to green, blue scented spring. The early crops will save you and the land warms to summer promise.
You, the dauntless being, whose unfathomable aptitude has you wading into the near frigid waters already. That one day when the temperature warmed to 26 degrees and the sun melted the passing clouds. There was that one day at the beginning of May, when winter vanished and summer started. That one day.
Here, in our mountainous terrain, the pristine lakes are cold and clear, the nesting ducks hasten away from our passing by. The birthing season is upon us. The nesting eagle guards her perfect nest, the ausprey returns to hers for yet another year. It is the season for our senses.
Smell that delicious spring air, with all of the perfume of flowers, the aromas of mosses and earth. Hear the excited calls of mating birds as they gladly build nests and cozy homes. The chicks call for food and test their tiny wings. The wild animals bring their small children out to play. Rolly, polly baby bears. The new tiny fawns of elk and deer. Small lambs and kids from sheep and goats. The wild life start to show off their own creations with pride. Picture perfect tiny ones with proud, watchful mothers guarding close by. The serene family circle of adults and young, protective and nurturing, the vulnerable offspring, threatened constantly.
Our travels into the countryside reveal a promising bouquet of wild flowers. The wildlife treats us with suspicion as we pass their secure, secluded hideouts. Strangers! They call. Their unsettled wresting awaits the new day. A tiny birth, another life, more promise, more protection, more creation.
The great diversity of life swells from the earth, the blooms awaken from nodding buds and a bare landscape turns lush with colour, flowers, butterflies, birds and animals. The changing colours of the trees freshen the forest. The swelling rivers flood their banks and the tumbling sound calls us to listen to the water. The sound of the planet, the meditative stillness, the negotiated peace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTN8frhWOlA for water meditation.
Our casual encounters with wildlife remind us to be wary. That docile doe is a formidable opponent when her dear offspring are disturbed. Her own casual aloofness is a decoy to lure the hungry predator from her prized fawn and the quiet still baby hides motionless. The wild. The interdependent chain of existence. The constant strife and struggle for survival. The daily portrayal of the circle of life.
Here, in this special protected place, spring is upon us!
Brilliant mankind, they call to us. Protect us! Our lives are hard enough. Predators, pollution, environmental disasters, habitat loss, encroachment, harsh climate. All of our lives devoted to our own survival. Help us, they call to us.
No plunder, no destruction, nurture and care.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
May 20, 2013