Wonders of Nature

I was sitting in a nearby garden, enjoying Sunday morning, without yoga or meditation, without mobile or watch, just alone with nature, seeing and thinking of its strange and variety of creations, both living and non-living. I think it’s a good pastime to know oneself as a part of nature, without any masks or known disturbances.

It also gives an opportunity to see how different objects behave and react, when you talk to them or when you care, caress or canoodle them.

Touch-me-not or shame-plant (Mimosa pudica) is a perennial flowering plant that has its ornamental and medicinal values. Its compound leaves quickly fold inward and droop, when touched or shaken, like a young maiden, but it’s their defence mechanism to save themselves from any possible harm, and they reopen a few moments later. I think other plants might also have this kind of instinct, overt or covert, though this kind of behaviour is mostly seen in animals and humans.

Like animals, some plants are non-vegetarian in nature that I had read in my botany classes in school days. These insectivorous or carnivorous plants derive nutrients from trapping and consuming small animals or insects. And they look so colourful and attractive that one gets drawn and trapped. Those interested can see beautiful videos available on Google.

I wonder how nature has created such strange creatures and why. But if we go into depth, we will come to know it’s all designed meticulously to maintain ecological balance.

It’s in this context that the famous scientist, Albert Einstein had said, “We still don’t know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”

One more strange thing of nature is communication. How nature understands what its living or non-living objects want and what they want to communicate.

I came to know about animal communicators, who can communicate with any animals. They can find out why your horse keeps bucking or why your cat or dog is in pain, just like when an infant cries, and mom comes to know why.

Animal communication or zoosemiotics is an art for which a lot of meditation might be required. It’s unbelievable how they now communicate through WhatsApp photo of the pet and tell the owner what the animal (pet) is saying.

Can you decipher what these feathery friends of ours want to say in their lyrical ways?

–Kaushal Kishore


images: pinterest

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43 Comments

  1. What a beautiful spot to ground yourself and reconnect with the natural world around you. So many messages we don’t hear and wisdom we will never know if we don’t make the effort to learn, connect, and listen. ❤️

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  2. “I wonder how nature has created such strange creatures and why.”

    It’s an excellent question, one I ask myself often. It’s a marvelous thing, isn’t it? It is something we should never forget to ask ourselves. Wonder at the splendor of nature’s bounty and respect it. 🌟

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    1. While seeking answer to the question underlined by you, our faith gets strengthened that there is one God that manages things so perfectly. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your beautiful reflections 🌻

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  3. Thank you, Kaushal, for this inspiring and beautiful post. I wrote that when I think of paradise, it starts with my garden. I am not surprised that sitting in the garden and peacefully observing the beauty and diversity of plants, and listening to birds inspired your philosophical thoughts about the creation
    of nature and evolution.
    The birds sing usually because they have a special sense of nature’s beauty being able to see it from above. Recently, due to advance technology, it was discovered that small birds’ tunes are created by two muscles in their chests
    not in existence anywhere else, which we hear as one song but is in fact
    combination of two voices.
    The birds in my garden often say thank you for all the various foods, and we will serenade you each morning and evening. The geese flying above my house on the way to the canal, are paying attention to their leader calling loudly, keep in line, we are almost there! The starlings checking if I am ready with their breakfast, rap: “Is she ready? Yes, she is! Let’s go!”

    Thank you, Kaushal, for the video, a feast for the soul! I liked the lovely gentleman clearly unraptured in the company of all the birds.

    Joanna

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    1. I know your intense love for the nature and its creations. Even your blog’s name is attributed to nature. So what you have stated or what you’re doing is not surprising, as we all know. Keep it up, Joanna! I have seen the so-called nature lovers and environmentalists, who create unnecessary hypes by holding protests etc for no obvious reasons. So what you are doing in your own humble way is much more than what they think or do.
      Thank you for your appreciation and also for giving information about two muscles of small birds. Much appreciated! Thanks again, Joanna!

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  4. I love this! My dog kept moving her (yes, I refuse to call her an it lol) ears while listening to the video. I always thought that we humans are such a strange creation…we have no idea what life on earth really means and yet we search the universe for a different species. We have so many unique and still unknown species to discover right here. 💙 I love nature, it’s the most relaxing space ever.

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    1. Very well said, Cristina! We have yet to explore a lot on our planet itself that provides a lot of diversity with much beauty. I appreciate your taking time to be here and leave your beautiful reflections. Thanks a lot 😊💖

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  5. Lovely garden, KK. The video is gorgeous and amazing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts about the environment.

    The touch-me-not plant reminds me of the celandines we called touch-me-not as children. They grew in moist places and along creeks and had beautiful orange blossoms. When you touched the seed pods, they burst, scattering the seeds. Nature has so many different methods of survival and procreation!

    Stay well and happy! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I’m glad you liked the post and video. As regards celandines, I remember we also used to play with a wild legume like fruit (I don’t remember name) that used to burst with touch of water. Nature truly is wonderful with so much beauty and diversity. Cheers 😊💖

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