No matter how urbanised we become, humans are creatures of nature. I’m fascinated by the way nature folds itself into every part of city living, whether it’s brought here by human hands, or happenstance.
Just by gazing into their branches, city trees can fill me with calm and transport me somewhere cleaner, calmer, and earthier. And yes, I often feel the need to place a palm on their bark or even give them a full-on hug.
We humans feel compelled to bring a little green into our spaces, even if there are no green spaces nearby.
Plants have a way of taking over even the most inhospitable corners, with or without our blessings.
The same goes for animals. Sometimes we bring them in and keep them for food…
And sometimes the animals thrive of their own accord, feasting on what we leave behind, and keeping themselves well out of our sight.
If you live in a city, look around next time you walk down the street. You’ll be surprised at all the urban nature you never noticed right outside your front door.
Tomorrow I limit myself to shooting a single block outside our hostel. Should be fun! ♥
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Hi, I’m Jane, founder and chief blogger on My Five Acres. I’ve lived in six countries and have camped, biked, trekked, kayaked, and explored in 50! At My Five Acres, our mission is to inspire you to live your most adventurous life and help you to travel more and more mindfully.