Nature has a way of healing us. Just by going for a walk for as little as 10 minutes can make us feel much better. Walks are great as they put your mind at ease and help to relax you. It is wonderful being able to go out, get some fresh air and appreciate the trees, sky and birds. Nature is one of the greatest gifts on our beautiful planet 🙂
For the longest time, I have always appreciated nature. I feel like we all have to some extend, since our childhood. Children have great imaginations. They can find anything entertaining. I remember hours on end, every time that I would go to the park I could climb the trees all day long. The funny thing was that we also had trees at home, that I would climb everyday.
I grew up in a small city in New Zealand (basically a town compared to cities where I currently live in Australia). My mother lived in the city part and my father in the countryside. My grandfather owned a farm which was passed down to my father. It was a beautiful farm – 24 acres of both hills and flat land, trees, a creek and the typical farm stuff – like a barn, craft workshop, tractors…etc 😀
I loved the farm very much. It was amazing how near the end of every August daffodils would start to spring up (Spring begins during September in New Zealand). My grandfather planted a whole paddock full of daffodils. It was truly magical seeing them in full bloom. My sister (closest in age with me, as I have four sisters) and I would hide in the daffodils during the day but it was even more fun at night. With our dog at the time, we would take turns hiding and seeking in the dark with a flash light 🙂
It was not scary at all. Yes, it is pitch dark black when you are out in a rural area as there are hardly any streetlights and our farmhouse was down a long driveway but it was fine as the paddock of daffodils was next to the house. We felt safe and were never scared. We would come up with some story and acted as if it was real. Usually, we would pretend that we were explorers.
Our grandfather was an amazing man (he passed away when I was about 12 years old). He had his own business as a builder and was very generous to others. He would donate a lot to charities and helped build the playground at the nearby rural school. Since he did that for the school, they gave him a lifetime key to the school pool. We were very lucky to be able to go swimming at the school whenever we wanted for free.
It was a small rural school but they had an amazing playground and obstacle course. We would race each other with our friends on the obstacle course. Country life was a lot of fun. Being able to see all of the different animals at our creek was so lovely. Our creek had eels in it, ducks would lay there eggs around it and live there; and rabbits were all over the farm. I miss the farm life so much. I definitely want to have a farm one day but all of my animals will be family, so it will basically be a sanctuary haha ❤
Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing with you a lovely mountain cherry blossom tree, acrylic painting. I love both mountains and cherry blossom trees. I have appreciated mountains for long time since I grew up in New Zealand, as we would stop to see them when travelling in the North Island on holiday. I will visit Japan in the next few years. Hopefully soon. We have to keep strong against coronavirus.
I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you so much for reading and watching! Appreciate what you have and more great things will come to you. We need to be thankful everyday. Life is beautiful and we should never take it for granted. Have a nice day!
Capili Jiron x x