What in nature has a calming effect on you? Do you find some things upsetting?

Ruth n Jersey

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Do you like sunsets, the ocean, new fallen snow? I love the sound of a babbling brook and the quietness of a forest. The sound of peepers in the evening and the smell of burning leaves in the fall. Sitting around a fire and watching the flames.

Violent storms with intense wind upset me but I like to watch lightening. My Dad hated the ocean. He said it gave him the feeling of turmoil and a feeling of unrest.

How do you feel about what Mother Nature offers us?
 

RadishRose

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Location
Connecticut USA
My state put a ban on burning leaves many, many years ago so to smell that aroma again would just be nostalgic. I do relax at the sound of gentle ocean waves. I did enjoy watching the flames in the fireplaces when I had them.
 

Don M.

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Location
central Missouri
We like virtually Everything about Nature....that's why we moved to the country when we retired. Watching the deers and other critters is interesting. Living in the deep forest with minimal human noise and traffic is very restful. Currently, we are being 'entertained" by gobs of hummingbirds buzzing around the feeders. The air is clean, the well water is pure, and life is good.
 

Ruth n Jersey

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Original Poster
I agree Don, and it sounds like you have your own little piece of heaven.
We like virtually Everything about Nature....that's why we moved to the country when we retired. Watching the deers and other critters is interesting. Living in the deep forest with minimal human noise and traffic is very restful. Currently, we are being 'entertained" by gobs of hummingbirds buzzing around the feeders. The air is clean, the well water is pure, and life is good.
 

AprilT

New member
Nature is one of my most favorite things in the world, I love many things about it's why I enjoy my camping trips. I used to hike, go for long walks, spend lots of time at beaches and parks. Invite me to spend a day which involves the outdoors temperatures allowing, I'm in. My tent center, April this year.

Camp pics April 28 2018 5.jpeg

beach camping trip Oct last year
Copy of Copy of At Freeman Park 11 jpeg.jpeg
 

hollydolly

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Location
London England
I too find waterfalls very calming...

I love to walk through the wood and forests close to my home.. and in the still of the night here the muntjacs in the woods barking to each other like dogs...
 

Lara

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Location
North Carolina
Falling Snow in otherwise silence with a light blanket of snow all around is most calming for me in nature as long as I'm comfortably warm. What upsets me in nature is the survival of the fittest instinct as seen on National Geographic. I can't watch it.
 

SeaBreeze

Endlessly Groovin'
Location
USA
I absolutely love being out in nature and find it very calming and beautiful. Walking through the forest, scent of pines, sounds of birds and other wildlife, rustling of leaves in fall or the sound of gentle rain falling on the trees, beams of sunlight peeking through the canopy. I love watching the wildlife and have been blessed to see many, bears, deer, elk, moose, and many smaller creatures and birds.

I love sunsets and sunrises, and the peaceful vision of the heavens at night, stars, moon, northern lights, etc. I love the rain and a good storm, and the fresh smell of the air afterwards. I love the first snows, always a pleasant experience to welcome winter. A slow running river or small creek with beaver dams and waterfalls is very calming. I also love the ocean, the waves are powerful but peaceful, have bobbed over some big ones with and without a boat.









 

Gary O'

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Location
Oregon
Calming

Oddly, storms, preferably on the coast
My mother owned a motel in Rockaway OR
I was the (free) on call maintenance/fix it guy
I’d usually get calls after a storm
But, there were times
Best place to sit and watch was near the jetty north of Garibaldi.
Fascinating
I could sleep in the rage

For a scheduled weekender, I’d check the forecast, and grab a beach front place
Just me and my lady
Some soul warming spirits, a cracking flame in the stove, feet up, slouched into the couch beside my curled up lady, watching the fury of nature displaying her frustration and rage against the immovable rocks
Beats anything for me
Guess I’m the odd one

Also, fall, when leaves fall, the crispness of the air, crunching thru a path...I do like that and miss it...quite calming for me

I now have to settle for winter quietude out our back door




Upsetting

Nothing in nature upsets me
She has her ways of providing balance
It’s up to us to discover the whys
Sometimes rather difficult due to her not caring so much about time

However

As much as I enjoy the hunt, taking a soul grieves me to my core
It’s rarely a necessity anymore
But I still shoot them

With my Nikon
 

dkay

New member
Location
USA
I love nearly all nature has to offer. Water (lakes, ponds, rivers, oceans etc) is calming. I love birds, wild flowers, trees, animals. I love hearing coyotes sing and watching prairie dogs play. Even critters like tarantulas, lizards, turtles are interesting to watch. The only things I really dislike are mosquitoes, horse flies, fire ants, hornets, some wasps...anything that is aggressive and out for my blood. I find weather events to be interesting but sometimes kind of violent and frightening(baseball sized hail, tornados, floods, etc) I love to watch meteor showers. Some sunrises and sunsets are stunning to see.
 

Marie5656

I'm awake. Best I can hope for.
Location
Rochester, NY
I love lying in bed listing to a steady rainfall. I find it calming. I do enjoy a violent thunderstorm (so long as it is not distructive). My favorite childhood memory is being told that when it thundered, the angels were bowling, and the lightening flash was either a strike or God taking their picture, depending on who told the tale.
 

AprilT

New member
Quiet falls such as this. Beede's Falls in Sandwich Notch, New Hampshire. Shaded, quiet, and you can stand under the lip of the falls. When I was a child, my family and I used to visit here when on vacation back in the 1950's. The road to the Falls was dirt back then and was still dirt in 2016 when my wife and I paid a visit.
Lovely, me like very much.

I love the sounds of water in its various forms, rain falling as others mentioned is wonderful too. Listening to it while lying in bed is quite a delight. In my youth, I loved taking walks and running in the rain. I still like the feel of it dropping on me and I won't rush to get in the door if I don't have packages.

I agree Marie, the sound is very calming
 

Ferocious

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Location
UK
When I'm having a lovely dream about a beautiful woman, then my sleep is interrupted by the need to go to the loo.......that upsets me.....but when I return to bed and resume my dream and the beautiful woman is still there.....that 'calms' me.....well maybe not 'calms' me....more like excites me.....I'll stop now......:hatlaugh1:
 


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