As I sit here on my porch listening to the sounds of nature in our yard and through out the valley with the sun setting as the day comes to an end with my buddy Miggs by my side . I realize just how much nature has a hold on me . The sounds of the evening as it becomes dusk the sound of a dog barking in the distance , the sound of geese honking as they take their last flight of the day , the song sparrow singing his pretty song at the fields edge almost sounds like a bed time lullaby . Crickets begin to chirp and make their funny creaking sounds as a horde of crows in the distance caw and carry on like they have all gone mad . The chip chip of a Cardinal as he looks for his meal before the light of day disappears for good . The hummers zoom back and forth chasing each other . The sound of a Robin chirp chirp ever so quietly but just loud enough to make out amongst all the other sounds ,the smell and feel of a cool evening breeze as it carries fresh smells of fields and the valley forest in it and makes the chimes gently tink , tinking and the leaves of the trees a rustling sound . The sound of a water fountain gently trickling with an ever so slight echo to it . The few birds that feast at the feeders softly calling the family over whilst everyone else is tucked in for the night in the trees and hedges. The sound of a cow bellowing in the distance in the farmers field and the whinny of a horse as it echo's through the cool evening air . Seeing a bunny hop out to feast on grass , deer peer out from forest edges to munch the lush field grasses , a flash of light flickers by every now and then as a firefly zooms past , oh look a bat flying about catching bugs in then air , oh and a star or two shining in the sky as it darkens , and to think all this and more is just in the evening as the sun sets and it becomes dusk then night time is upon us. The hold that all this nature has on me as I sit here smiling to myself thinking how wonderful it is to see and hear all of this , to think and feel soo content , happy and most of all lucky to be able to experience all of this and to do it all over again evening after evening . To know that nature has such a hold on me that I cant stand to miss any of it and never want to either . Nature is my music , my movie my tranquility, my place to think my canvas to photograph . It always has and always will have a hold on me . Buzzz !!! SLAP !! ouch, skitters are out, better go in , still nature has it’s hold on me cause I will be right back out there tomorrow morning as the sun rises as it all wakes up from the night we just had and then I will enjoy , see and hear more as the land and nature wakes to meet a new day and have me in awe all over again with even more beauty and sounds .
That’s natures hold on me .