It is raining so hard outside. I love days like these, wet full of the sound of nature. My parrots are vocalizing like crazy; some in their own voices and some in the voices of other birds. I love my vocal chameleons.
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage