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Nature is Home: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

– Gary Snyder

 

Trees - pomegranate- banana
I’m currently visiting my Father’s home (mine too, of course :-)), after six long months. The pandemic left less to choice, you see. This is the serene garden where I spend my mornings and evenings, savouring the lush, fruiting greens, and bird watching. Did you spot the pomegranates and bananas yet?

 

Garden - Gauva tree- Garden
This sprawling Guava tree is dotted with fruits galore. The chatty Red-Whiskered Bulbuls, the twittering Prinias, a coy pair of Laughing doves and the bustling Sun birds have made this tree and the adjoining ones their haven. They savour the juicy fruits, while frolicking around with uninhibited abandon. Oh! Yes, how could I forget the wasps and bees and the huge, flitting butterflies – mostly solo and one prettier than the other!

 

Garden chair- Rock garden
Under the blissful pomegranate tree- I sit here and mediate, write and watch nature go by in its authentic glory. There is a solo squirrel which comes by every other day. S/He loves to grab a mouthful of rice that is put out for the birds, and quench its thirst in the sweltering heat. The rock garden in the background used to be home to a massive Rat snake. I haven’t seen him in many moons now.

 

Lemon tree- lemons
There are a couple of lemon trees (different varieties, including a Kaffir lime too) in the backyard, bursting with juicy flavours that fill up our senses.
These lemons are huge, tennis ball size and are our daily dose of Vitamin-C and deliciousness.

 

Lemons- Roof
The roof with the low hanging fruits. More lemons for you. 🙂

 

Balcony with Plants - Dog looking out
That’s Mishka back home, gazing at nature and the rain drops; and in all possibility wondering when I’ll return home. Not knowing I am home!

 

Nature is Home

The garden you see above (except the last picture) was lovingly tended by Maa, before she crossed over to the other side of the rainbow 3-1/2 years ago. My Father dear Father continues to nurture this haven that she spent hours tending to everyday. It’s not surprising how nature only knows how to give unconditionally, when you pour your love into its being.

The abundantly fruiting pomegranates, bananas, guavas, lemons, grapes are testimony to the fact that nature celebrates the gift of life every single day with its uninhibited and patient love. It continues to share its fruits of love and labour with all beings. The Red Whiskered Bulbuls, the Prinias, the Sun birds, Laughing doves, the lone squirrel and so many others spend the entire day basking in its offerings.

I feel so much at home in nature. Most of you who know me well, will vouch for that by now. It’s where I belong, and feels closest to my heart and being.

Nature only knows how to give unconditionally, when you pour your love into its being. Click To Tweet

This homecoming is a special reunion not just with my Father dearest and all my precious family who lives around town. It is a home coming and reunion with Mother Nature that opens her arms and allows us to home with her, bestowing us with its multiple gifts and treasures. 

 

Where do you feel most at home?

What does being in nature mean to you?

Would you rather prefer being indoors or outdoors?

I’d love to know what gives you that sense of belongingness, of being home and one with yourself.

 

Signing off with just another Lemon Tree. 🙂

Infinite love, light, laughter galore.

Stay wonderful and blessed all of you. <3

 

Natasha Serenity Sinha

 

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Nature is Home: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. Natasha,

    Going home again is a comforting feeling, isn’t it? Your mother’s garden is lovely and I’m happy to know your father continues the work that she started. I’m sure this is way for him to be close to her which I know is a beautiful thing. I’m glad you have that little sanctuary to refresh your spirit and mind, hopefully you feel close to your mother there, too. Thanks for sharing your garden experience and visit with me, my friend. XOXO

    1. One more thing, I really enjoyed listening to Fool Garden for the first time or at least I think it’s the first. I’m going to listen to more of their music. Thanks for sharing. 😉

      1. Wow, I am surprised the music buff you heard the Lemon Tree for the first time. It’s our go to song since we were kids.

        I’m so glad you liked it and this opened a new window for you sweety. Big hugs. xo

    1. No worries at all, Patrick. I’ve also been traveling but now back, so haven’t linked up with others. Or commented yet. Soon!
      Just wonderful to see you here.

  2. I sighed deeply – longing, pleasure, I’m not sure. I really like the garden, and the way you describe it helps me feel like you are at home in nature.
    The photo in which Mishka appears is an image that stuck to the soul. ❤️ Sits at the window, waiting for you to return.
    Thank you, dear Natasha! ❤️
    I wish you to always be surrounded by love and beauty! ❤️
    Big hug!

  3. What a beautiful and serene garden! You can recharge your batteries there!
    And I like the pomegranate tree. I did not see in the real life!
    And it’s a fascinating place for meditating. Thank you for sharing with us these details.
    Nature is indeed our home!
    Thank you for these lovely post, dear Natasha… and for the lemons!
    Happy WW

  4. Total agreement: nature is home. I feel wonderful in the garden of the house, among plants and animals. To feel just as good inside, I have plants in the house and … one of the three cats.
    Have a fine day, Natasha! ♥

    1. I so resonate with this, Zina. I have a house full of indoor plants too and cant seem to have enough of them and then there is Mishka and Laila, my furry girls. 🙂 They make this life blessed.

  5. What a gorgeous garden. A garden is the thing I miss most since moving to my loft, but I’m told by all that visit me that thanks to my huge amount of large houseplants it resembles an indoor jungle! You could say that Mother Nature is my house guest!

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