Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Animal, Human, Nature

A  L  O  H  A !
Resting Duck, Marin CA 

Why do happy animals 

make us more human? 

 North Beach, San Francisco

"It was only in an urban landscape, 
amid straight lines and architecture, 
that she could situate herself in 
human time and history. . . 
 as a bystander in a crowd 
or an anonymous witness.” 
                          Ruth Ozeki

" In clinical studies, 
we have proven that 2
hours of nature sounds a 
day significantly reduce 
stress hormones up to 
800% and activates 
500-600 DNA segments 
known to be responsible
 for healing and 
repairing the body."
                  Dr. Joe Dispenza


Yesterday, I drove into
San Francisco.
That is a major city!

There is something 
about all those 
people, architecture,
canyons and vistas.

I always thought
I would want to 
grow old in a 
great city.

But I was happy 
to drive back to
the North Bay.

makes the best

Nice to visit
a great city.
But healing to
live in the quiet
with ducks 
as neighbors!

Thank You
for Visiting-
                    Fondly, cloudia


the walking man said...

I know where I am aging but I still haven't decided on where I wish to grow old, though I am leaning towards the Appalachians and a tin roof shack with a covered front porch and rocking chairs. Of course among the trees and nature I'd probably have a medicinal still somewhere not far off.

Blogoratti said...

Magnificent thoughts and photos. Warm greetings!

Elephant's Child said...

These days I don't even like visiting the city.
Nature gives me solace, healing and joy.

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely post. I'll remember your 'nature' tip.

Tom said...

Just ducky!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I love the duck and all the nature sounds. I like to visit the big cities but I prefer living in a more quiet area. Lovely images, quotes and post. Happy Tuesday, have a great week!

TexWisGirl said...

it takes me time to work up to wanting to drive into dallas these days. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I couldn't agree more Cloudia.. I love visiting the city but getting back to the coast is bliss!

Nancy Chan said...

Aloha, Cloudia. I love the duck photo. I like the last part of your poem - "Nice to visit
a great city. But healing to live in the quiet with ducks as neighbors!" Have a happy week!

William Kendall said...

The duck is good company.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is so true, Cloudia! I love my forest bathing, our 4 cats are having issues, mind you. But we are working through that! Lovely post. aloha!

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana and I had a nice walk this morning. Very nice to hear the birds and see the sunlit mist through the trees.

Cloudia said...

Your comments really reveal how very much we all seem to share. So lucky we met!

Teresa said...

Your discovery is really interesting! I agree that being in nature is quite healing.

Indrani said...

Nature has so much to offer.

Neil said...

Nice post.

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, I enjoy spending time in Toronto, but I'm always glad to return to the country. ;)

Cloudia said...


RedPat said...

I enjoy the city noise but am always glad to get back to my slightly quieter part of it, Cloudia! ;-))

Cloudia said...

Makes sense. Thanks!

Chris Rohrer said...

Animals make us realize how innocent everything could be. The implicit trust that they often display...especially with our furry friends.