Nature can take you anywhere you want to go…
Interpreted by Jennifer Troyan (aka Mama)
Mama and I went to North Carolina, USA to the Blue Ridge Mountains last month to visit Mama’s brother, my Uncle. I enjoyed sitting in the window and watching the birds and squirrels. One afternoon there were about 5 or 6 birds and as many squirrels hopping around in the grass and foraging for food. I wanted to go play with them but Mama said to just watch them and let them do their thing.
The birds and squirrels blend in so well you can’t even find them in this picture (hint: they are on the ground).
Can you see the rainbow prism on the right side? A neat feature of a light beam.
It is winter time here so things are more brown. Mama says some of nature is kinda hibernating right now so that’s why it gives us animals a chance to hide in plain sight. That is pretty cool.
It made me think of Bonnie the Squirrel, a fellow Global Tree Initiative member and mascot. You should check her out here.
This is a representation of Bonnie, maybe a cousin of her that we saw in a park one time:
Back to out trip… We went on hikes and saw beautiful things. Nature is a great refresher and you can really feel connected to everything spending as much time as you can there. Even if you only have a little bit of time, whatever you can do, try it.
We get to go on lots of adventures and it is exciting. I have learned about patience and calm just by sitting and relaxing and taking in the fresh air. We get to watch the leaves fall and there is moss everywhere. It smells good too.
I can sit in the sun or the shade of the trees, they are so big I feel protected by them. Even when it is cloudy outside, they are so majestic and I feel like they are guards for us and all things around us. Really, they protect the Earth.
Mama says nature inspires her and I listen to her and Uncle talk about how lucky for us to be able to take hikes and see waterfalls. It was chilly but I have a fur coat, so I was ok. They had to bundle up. Haha!
Here’s a few pictures from our hikes:
Of course, Mama is hugging a tree!
Lastly, I thought I’d show you a little of my writing process. I just take over the computer and sit right on Mama’s papers. It makes me feel important and that way she can see me too.
Here I am thinking about what to write for this blog:
It takes work to be a creative cat and I spend time thinking of what I want to tell you now and next. Mama says I am famous now and I am grateful to be using it to share my mewsings as a cat to spread love and being thoughtful in this world. Thank you to all who read these writings. It means a lot that we are part of this amazing community of global people. When you think of it, we all have the same things in mind. We want to be seen, heard and know that we matter. I know I sure do! And we see you too!
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Troyan
A Note from Jennifer: Be well everyone! Enjoy life as much as you can as it is most precious! <3
Quotes to enjoy:
On one of the hikes there were these quotes all along our path, so we thought we’d share a few with you.