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I love being around nature. Going hiking, camping or even just for walks in the neighbourhood or at the beach when it’s quiet is heaven for me. Hiking and camping in the remote national parks is something I find hard to describe properly in words.

Sure I enjoy the company of the people I’m with.

But the landscape and the offerings of Mother Nature out in the Australian bush is beyond belief. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful country.

In the past year I have been making it a point to get out and be one with nature as much as I can. Sitting indoors as part of my day job has its disadvantages. But even then, on a lovely sunny day, I make it a point to have my lunch outdoors and enjoy nature. In the past 12 months, I have been fortunate to visit several hiking trails and try easy hikes, scenic hikes, hard hikes or multi-day hikes. There is nothing better than scrambling in the bush, listening to the sounds of the various birds, admiring the flora and fauna and yes, even screeching at the sight of leeches on you or snakes in the bush. It’s all part of the experience.

There is something about the fresh air, the clear skies, the natural scents that puts both your mind and your body at ease. It is a special thing to wake up at the crack of dawn in a misty valley and enjoy the quiet while listening to the birds. It is something that has to be experienced by one and all.

It’s like it makes you realise that life actually can be simple.

It can be more than the everyday humdrum.

That there is so much beauty in all things natural.

We just have to live it.

What is your relationship with nature?

Do share!

***This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. You can find my previous posts here***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Ananya Kiran
    16 April 2014 at 6:30 am

    Nature for me is a stress buster, be it a walk in park or a sitting near a lake, enjoying a beach side.. all of them just make me happy 🙂

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    • Psych Babbler
      16 April 2014 at 8:42 pm

      I agree Ananya…such a great way to relieve stress! 🙂

  • Ananya Kiran
    16 April 2014 at 6:30 am

    Nature for me is a stress buster, be it a walk in park or a sitting near a lake, enjoying a beach side.. all of them just make me happy 🙂

    http://ananyatales.com
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 April 2014 at 8:42 pm

      I agree Ananya…such a great way to relieve stress! 🙂

  • nibha
    16 April 2014 at 6:59 am

    I am a big nature freak too! For now I am living in a city that gives me two or three nature spots and love being there. They are instant stress busters!

    • Psych Babbler
      16 April 2014 at 8:43 pm

      It’s great when you can find nature so close to the city, isn’t it? I love that about Sydney too… 🙂

  • nibha
    16 April 2014 at 6:59 am

    I am a big nature freak too! For now I am living in a city that gives me two or three nature spots and love being there. They are instant stress busters!

    • Psych Babbler
      16 April 2014 at 8:43 pm

      It’s great when you can find nature so close to the city, isn’t it? I love that about Sydney too… 🙂

  • Rajlakshmi
    16 April 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I totally agree with you… There are so many breathtaking locales and scenarios here… I never run out of things to do on weekends 🙂
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 April 2014 at 8:43 pm

      I knew you would agree…you are outdoorsy as well as I can tell from your pics! 😀 Going anywhere for the long weekend? I’m off to Barrington Tops NP.

  • Rajlakshmi
    16 April 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I totally agree with you… There are so many breathtaking locales and scenarios here… I never run out of things to do on weekends 🙂
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 April 2014 at 8:43 pm

      I knew you would agree…you are outdoorsy as well as I can tell from your pics! 😀 Going anywhere for the long weekend? I’m off to Barrington Tops NP.

  • Elayne
    16 April 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I love this post and nature! I have been fighting cancer for the past 15 years and there is nothing more healing than being outdoors in nature! Just completed a 4 mile hike 2 weeks ago. Not as long as we used to go but a great hike anyways!
    Stopping by from the A-Z challenge.
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  • Elayne
    16 April 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I love this post and nature! I have been fighting cancer for the past 15 years and there is nothing more healing than being outdoors in nature! Just completed a 4 mile hike 2 weeks ago. Not as long as we used to go but a great hike anyways!
    Stopping by from the A-Z challenge.
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    16 April 2014 at 4:46 pm

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  • S(t)ri
    16 April 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I love nature and there is nothing as enthralling as enjoying nature!

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  • S(t)ri
    16 April 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I love nature and there is nothing as enthralling as enjoying nature!

    ~S(t)ri
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  • simple girl
    16 April 2014 at 6:00 pm

    nature is beautiful.. I have mostly enjoyed nature in hilly areas.. where the climate is pleasant ..
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  • simple girl
    16 April 2014 at 6:00 pm

    nature is beautiful.. I have mostly enjoyed nature in hilly areas.. where the climate is pleasant ..
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  • Soumya
    16 April 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Nature gives me a thrill like no other! My husband says I was a Beaver last birth 😀
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  • Soumya
    16 April 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Nature gives me a thrill like no other! My husband says I was a Beaver last birth 😀
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  • sugandha
    16 April 2014 at 7:08 pm

    My office is on a big farmhouse…on those bad monday mornings, the nature is the only motivation.
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  • sugandha
    16 April 2014 at 7:08 pm

    My office is on a big farmhouse…on those bad monday mornings, the nature is the only motivation.
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  • nabanita
    16 April 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I’m more of an indoor person but I do sometimes like going for beach vacations..just sit and read…take in the peace and quite…
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  • nabanita
    16 April 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I’m more of an indoor person but I do sometimes like going for beach vacations..just sit and read…take in the peace and quite…
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  • Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    16 April 2014 at 9:22 pm

    There is nothing like the Australian bush for a treat in nature. Like you I love wandering the tracks, visiting the seaside, watching our wildlife and the many multicoloured parrots. It certainly does make you realise that there is more in life. Glad you enjoy it also. Cheers Irene

  • Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    16 April 2014 at 9:22 pm

    There is nothing like the Australian bush for a treat in nature. Like you I love wandering the tracks, visiting the seaside, watching our wildlife and the many multicoloured parrots. It certainly does make you realise that there is more in life. Glad you enjoy it also. Cheers Irene

  • Shesha Chaturvedi
    16 April 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Even I love nature. Mountains, forests, seas and beaches! Every thing about nature is amazing and we are truly blessed!!!
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  • Shesha Chaturvedi
    16 April 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Even I love nature. Mountains, forests, seas and beaches! Every thing about nature is amazing and we are truly blessed!!!
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  • Kathy
    16 April 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love taking walks! ♥
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  • Kathy
    16 April 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love taking walks! ♥
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  • Sue Kuentz
    17 April 2014 at 1:09 am

    Well, I’m feeling very guilty right now typing on this computer but have to tell you that I am totally rejuvenated and feeling alive when I walk outside to witness all of God’s greatness day and night. My husband and I crave our time outside hiking, gardening, bike riding – slowing time down! I love your post and I’m hurrying up to get myself out where I need to be:)

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  • Sue Kuentz
    17 April 2014 at 1:09 am

    Well, I’m feeling very guilty right now typing on this computer but have to tell you that I am totally rejuvenated and feeling alive when I walk outside to witness all of God’s greatness day and night. My husband and I crave our time outside hiking, gardening, bike riding – slowing time down! I love your post and I’m hurrying up to get myself out where I need to be:)

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  • Eli
    17 April 2014 at 2:18 am

    Halleluja from the Daughter of the wilderness:-) Love being in the nature – everything about it:-) GREAT post:-)
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  • Eli
    17 April 2014 at 2:18 am

    Halleluja from the Daughter of the wilderness:-) Love being in the nature – everything about it:-) GREAT post:-)
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  • Laurel Regan
    17 April 2014 at 7:16 am

    I really missed getting out into nature this winter, as it was always so cold and snowy. Spring and summer this year are going to be wonderful!
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  • Laurel Regan
    17 April 2014 at 7:16 am

    I really missed getting out into nature this winter, as it was always so cold and snowy. Spring and summer this year are going to be wonderful!
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  • Suzy
    17 April 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Nature is my theme for N too! Life is meant to be simple, maybe not easy but definitely simple. Nature is refreshing and rejuvenating. Loved your post.
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  • Suzy
    17 April 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Nature is my theme for N too! Life is meant to be simple, maybe not easy but definitely simple. Nature is refreshing and rejuvenating. Loved your post.
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