The heart that loved her ‘is her privilege Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy.”
Man has in different ways tried to appreciate the beauties of nature and solve her mysteries. To a scientist nature has been a puzzle and a challenge to man. He has tried to read her mysteries and solve her riddles. To Philosophers nature has been an unfailing source of inspiration to him. He sees in her the presence of God and the divine spirit radiates through its beauty. Goethe is right in saying that Nature is the living, visible garment, of God. As an artist he imitates nature and worships it in his songs, in his painting and in his sculpture. Just as a man, he finds in her lap an escape from the worries and anxieties of the world. She consoles his afflicted heart, acts as a balm to soothe the wounded spirit and furnishes him with the more lessons and reveals the great truths. Her silent and continued work has taught him the gospel of work, patience, persever¬ance and fortitude and to an ordinary man it is a source of joy and happiness. Hills, and dales, meadows and forests, rivers and oceans, all have a great charm for us. The glorious sunrise, the golden sunset, glistening dew drops on the silken petals of the flowers, the start studded sky, refreshing rains and snowcapped mountains, all delight us. Birds and animals present a colourful pageant of their own. The plaintive note of the nightingale, happy cooing of the dove and the dancing stream of water produce rich melody. The gay butterflies flitting from flower to flower, the sparrows chirping from branch to branch, the shady trees waving from side to side, the fragrant flowers tossing their heads in sprightly dance, all present a grand sight and impress us. The change of seasons presents nature in its changing moods. Spring clothes nature as a bride, and dresses her in green. Autumn changes her into gold and yellow, while winter weaves a white coverlet for her. In spring Nature is,...
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