Interactions with nature is a play of challenges and choices.
My good friend Paul of Learning for Dogs reblogs a post about my oak saplings; whilst reading that post, I catch sight of the local squirrel outside the window heading for my oak saplings to bury its nuts in the pots.
The squirrel is the latest challenge from nature, one that raises fear in me that my oak saplings will suffer harm from the squirrel’s activities. I have stopped feeding the wild animals, because food is now abundant in these warm days, the last of the food, including nuts, I offer to the wild animals so it is not wasted. The squirrel is using the food offered to it, burying the food in my oak sapling pots.
My initial choice is to recycle the nuts into the food waste, but the landlord of the property prevents me as they need to clean out the food waste bin. I make the choice to wait, do nothing, let things flow for the moment.
The cat sees me at the window and meows. Another challenge. An invite to come into the garden with her. Another choice.