The Healing Power of Nature
Today, for various reasons I was a bit stressed and couldn't get out. Then I remembered Springwatch Live. I sat and watched the redshank nest. I listened to the soft breeze rustling the grasses, the gentle piping of the adult bird and the lively chatter of the chicks. I watched them fidget under the adult, then wobble off a short distance from the nest on their ridiculously long legs, with the adult piping all the time.
After a very short time I felt my heart beat slow, my toes un-clench and my shoulders drop.
Thanks Springwatch Live.
|My TV screen, Live Redshank pictures, helping me to de-stress|
As I was hanging the washing out, I noticed this beetle in the pond. Perhaps it didn't need rescuing, it seemed to be swimming along OK, but I put in an iris leaf and it climbed on and then wandered off along the decking.
I looked it up later and I think it's called a mint leaf beetle. I do have a lot of mint nearby. It was a fabulous iridescent blue/green/purple and I enjoyed the few moments I spent crouching down watching its twitching antennae and the way its tiny legs moved along the leaf, before I went back to my washing.