Dearest Grandy, BIG hugs to you too!
I feel exactly the same way about nature. When you observe nature, it is healing.
We have this huge bird I thought it was swooping each night as I sit on my balcony typing away on BB lol... I hear its wings flapping and I think it must be catching its dinner!
But then my eldest daughter was here a few nights ago and she thought it was a big bat.
Then my son thought so tonight too...
Tonight we saw TWO of them. But it's so dark, we can't quite make out what type of flying creature it is... or they are lol.
Nonetheless I'm so happy they are finding a home here.
A real life treehouse would be a dream house for me!
Just like Jane in Tarzan or just like Tarzan even lol!
Leaving out the swinging by vines though.
Before we got our rescue dog, I fed fruit every night to possums on our balcony. Sometimes they would grab fruit from my hand. So many times I would get excited seeing a swollen belly and once a little baby poked out from his mamas pouch and grabbed some fruit too! lol. TOO CUTE FOR WORDS.
Then I see the mama possums carrying their very big babies, almost as big as their mamas, on their backs.
We have lots of soft fruit trees, and lilly pillies with berries, so the wildlife love to eat from my garden. I'm grateful they have that since so much habitat has been removed.
I'm surprised to hear you lived in the city until quite recently Grandy! IDK why I thought you were a country girl through and through, maybe because you have such a deep appreciation for nature.
I also hug my trees and pat them and thank them too. Someone wrote they hugged a tree on the self-care thread lol... how beautiful is that!
And why not too, loving nature is self-care, it feels that way.
Love always EM