Nature feeds the soul within me. Enjoying nature is good for me and I need it! I love the relaxing feeling I get when looking at the lake, the appreciation I feel during a walk through the woods, and the thrill of seeing wild animals cross my path. Nature is known to improve our mood, and I can tell you I proved that theory to be true.
Seeing the various facets of nature feeds my spirit and re-energizes me. Nature brings me great joy and it makes me feel better after being out there or even just watching the meandering animals from inside my home.
“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” ~ Maxime Lagace
Fifteen years ago we moved our family to the northwoods of Wisconsin. Every neighborhood has its perks, and the perk I enjoy in our neighborhood is it’s endless supply of nature.
Each day as I take my dogs for walks, I fill my camera with photos of interesting finds. Even from inside our home, wildlife comes into our yard and I can’t stop myself from grabbing my camera.
As a blogger, I love to share my joys, and enjoying nature is truly a joy. Although sometimes I miss the excitement of a big city, I try to not take my northwoods surroundings for granted. Because I do live in somewhat of a unique area, I’m happy to use my blog as a platform to share these photos with you.
May these photos of outdoor Wisconsin nature bring you joy, as they do for me. I’ve included my favorites in this post, but please watch the video I created with many more nature photos for you to enJOY.
Deer are beautiful creatures: curious, graceful, and interesting. Even after 15 years of having deer in my yard on a daily basis, I still find them completely captivating. When I’m close enough for them to hear me, I always tell them how pretty they are and I love their big ears. Is that weird?
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This gal was taking a rest under the shade of our tree on a hot fall day. Beautiful view outside my kitchen window as I did the dishes. ⇓
I stopped my car (convertible with the top down) and had a chat with this pretty girl. I think she wanted a ride and for a moment thought she was going to jump in! ⇓
A curious doe almost posing for me as I take her photo. ⇓
This isn’t the best photo, but it certainly depicts the curious nature of deer! She took her time while studying the inside of our home. ⇓
Why did the deer cross the road? ⇓
Fawns are my favorite. We generally get at least one quick view of them as they learn to walk, or when their mom leaves them lay while she goes and….well I don’t know what she’s doing but I’m sure she’s keeping a close eye on her precious new born. Fawns have the most gorgeous spots and I just love to watch them grow.
The twins were taking a mid-morning rest in the woods. My dogs “alerted” me to their presence and I of course took the opportunity to capture the precious scene. ⇓
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Other Animals to Enjoy
I had the joy of participating in a research project last winter relating to bears. While momma bear got a checkup, I was overjoyed to help keep this little bear cub warm! An experience that I will never forget.
On more than one occasion, I’ve pulled over to help a turtle cross the road. Other drivers usually slow down and thank me. We all love our wildlife – big and small. This turtle so happens to be fairly big.
Enjoying Nature Galore!
Taking the time to really breathe in the beauty of nature is energizing. Natural beauty is amazing, and it’s definitely worth shutting off the world for a while and just soaking it up using all 5 senses.
If trees could talk, think of the stories this old tree would tell. It has obviously fed and housed various creatures throughout the years. ⇓
Sometimes I need to look real close to appreciate the details. Something about this pine bough captured my attention.
Beautiful view of the lake with trees reflecting in the water.
This is a view that never gets old. Toes in the sand….cold one in my hand… ⇓
One can never enjoy too many sunsets. ⇓
Items to Help You Engage with Nature
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Lessons Learned from Nature
A walk in nature can be a real attitude changer. Slow down, let go of your active thoughts, and just let the universe take over for a while. You never know what creative options for your issues might suddenly come to you.
Nature will pull your energy up. Be ready and expect it to bring you joy. It’s good for you.
Make choices that will feed your soul and strengthen your spirit. Feeding drama is draining. Bypass the drama and go straight to whatever passions feed your soul.
Need more reason to get outdoors and enjoy nature? Read my post Nature’s Amazing Mental Health Benefits that gives science-backed reasons why you should find some nature – and how you can do that even if you live in a city.
1-Minute Video Collection of Nature Photos:
I hope you’ve enJOYed these nature photos of deer, trees, lakes, small animals and signs that they’ve been there. Enjoying nature is like giving Mother Nature a big hug. Please leave me a comment and let me know what photos you most enjoyed, and tell me about the perks of your neighborhood. Thank you!
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