Signs of Nature
I believe that nature will let you see things when nature wants you to see it. But I also feel it is deeper than that, metaphorically.
As I get closer to making a change in my life, I have had moments of anxiety and thoughts of whether I am doing the right thing.
Being in nature helps relax that anxiety and opens my mind to think more clearly. On my drive out to Chassahowitzka WMA, I pretty much follow the same path. Right on Gopher road, and when I get Thunder Crossing, should I go left or continue on Gopher road. So my instincts tell me to go left. (I have learned that I need to follow my instincts)
So driving my usual 5 miles an hour, I get to my favorite spot on Thunder Crossing.
I stop and look for anything camouflaged in the vegetation, kind of like a ‘Where’s Waldo’ challenge only I am looking for spiders and insects. I spotted a Florida Oblong-winged Katydid. If it weren’t for its long legs, I would have never seen it. As I step back to look around for any other photo opportunities, just a couple of feet from the katydid, I see something dangling from a leaf.
It was a spider molting. I had no idea that spiders molted!
It wasn’t until this morning I put this ‘nature metaphor’ together. The katydid represents being hidden and safe, and the spider molting represents shedding that old layer of life to begin a new chapter.
I think sometimes nature opens you to the opportunity to look within yourself. It may take a long time to see that however, each time you make a connection, you get closer to understanding.
I am looking forward to this new adventure!