Dewy diamonds dance on cobwebs as I push past branches. The woodland is alive with birdsong; piping, twittering, cooing and the sudden, startling ‘tchack’ of the jackdaw.

Minnows flit through the shallows at the river’s edge, working upriver against the flow of water, occasionally disappearing amongst swaying algae fronds. 

I hear the soothing rush of the waterfalls, a background melody to the joyful woodland song. Through the trees mist rises from the falling water, sunbeams refracting through tiny droplets, the light splitting into magical rainbows, arcing through the air. 

Nature’s magic enshrouds me, a healing balm to calm my soul.

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Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate (@thompson-emate)
5 months ago

A lovely story, Carrie. I’m in love with nature. It gives me an invigorating feel.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse (@marianna-pieterse)
5 months ago

This place sounds idyllic, Carrie! Your words created such a beautiful and peaceful scene in my mind. It made me wish I was there!

Sandra James
Sandra James (@sandra-james)
5 months ago

For just a minute I was far away from my chair and computer, enjoying the beauty with you. Beautiful, Carrie and, fortunately, we have lots of similar, wonderful places here in Australia 🙂

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
5 months ago

Wow. I always appreciate stories about nature. It is so relaxing and calming. As I read, I peeked out the window of our little house and gazed at the surroundings. And I see a bird flying and those green leaves in the forest that calls me to go out and take a walk in the forest near us; how I love nature so much.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
5 months ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Thank you Carrie. Yes. I walk yesterday after I read your story.

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson (@susan-dawson)
5 months ago

Yes, Carrie, that would calm my soul too.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
5 months ago

This story transports me to an idyllic location surrounded by the beauty of nature. I love it Carrie. Beautifully written.

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