This title of this book (Appreciating Nature’s Small Stuff) explains the purpose and main point of the book. According to the author,
The best thing about everyday wildlife is the unexpected. It’s pretty neat to get so buzzed about nature’s little wonders and gems. It is life affirming and good for the soul; reaching out and connecting with nature with enthusiasm, from that deep place inside you that is the same deep place in nature.
I really enjoyed reading this book and it help me gain a better appreciation for the little things in nature that surround me.
I spent a few hours biking through Wheeler Wildlife Refuge this morning.
I love being in the woods, surrounded by nature, and the only sounds I can hear are birds singing. The woods are my happy place.
Rainbow Mountain is located in Madison, Alabama, and has several different hiking trails for visitors to explore. The trails are steep, rocky, and narrow at times. However; the scenery is exquisite.
While I was exploring Rainbow Mountain, I thought about a quote by Vincent van Gogh:
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Reading the book, What’s the Difference by Marc Tyler Nobleman, was really fun. The title and cover page do a good job at explaining the purpose of the book.
Here are a few examples:
- Reptiles vs Amphibians – Reptiles have lungs and they can’t breathe through their skin. Amphibians can absorb oxygen through their skin and they may or may not have lungs.
- Fruit vs Vegetable – Fruit is the ripened ovary of a flowering plant. Vegetables are any other edible parts of the plant.
- Morality vs Ethics – Morals are what we believe regarding appropriate behavior. Ethics is the formal study of morality.
I found a stink bug on the window screen today. Stink bugs have glands that excrete a foul smelling liquid, which is used as a defense mechanism against predators.
When it comes to stink bugs, I use a live and let live type policy. I have no desire to experience that horrible smell.