Read the Book of Nature by Using Our Senses



Welcome to Day 16 of #write31days. Read is the word prompt for the Five Minute Friday Free WritesSince my theme is nature related, I wondered how I could tie that in with the word for today.

Then I began to think about how all creation speaks to us about the glory of God. 


Read Nature's Book


The Book of Nature


The book of nature

Opens wide each fresh new page

Begging to be read



I thought to myself, We can actually read the book of nature.


But when I mentioned it to my husband, he made a good point. What about a person who is blind? They aren’t able to see with their eyes the beauty of creation. So I began to think about it more.


If a person cannot see they must “read” the world with their other senses. 


There is so much beauty in our world. In fact, all of us can use our senses to experience nature in different ways. 


Hearing the sound of the bird songs,

touching a blade of grass or the fur of an animal

or the bark of a tree, feeling the wind against our skin –

all of these are ways to read the book of nature.


Those of us who see can share what we observe using descriptive words.

We can write poems, stories and articles about nature.



Autumn time is here

Brown leaves clustered on the ground

Mighty trees stand tall


And here’s a photo/haiku from last year.



To find other posts in this series click HERE.

I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #Glimpses



15 thoughts on “Read the Book of Nature by Using Our Senses

  1. Nature has always brought me closer to God as He created it all. I love the seasons and see the beauty of change. Those changes guide me through my very own changes in life.
    Thanks for sweet poetry and photography.

  2. Dear Gayl,
    And your words that speak about seeing our Lord in the world He created reminded me of another sense–fragrance. We are the aroma of Christ to those around us. Just as there is so much fragrance in all of nature, He lets us, as His people, join in that pure fragrance of Jesus. Thank you for these beautiful words today! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you for that reminder. May the aroma of Christ be ever flowing from us so others may see Him.

      Blessings to you, dear sister, with love and hugs! xoxo

  3. I love the idea of “reading” nature. It’s accessible to all. We can see, hear, touch and smell, as well as taste nature’s bounty. And I love the way we can read it here via your thoughtful prose and poetry. Thank you, Gayl, for inviting us to enjoy nature with you! Blessings and love. xo 😊💜

    1. Thanks, Joy! I thought that idea fit pretty well with reading. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy reading my thought here. Wish we could actually sit together and enjoy the beauty around us.

      Blessings and love to you, too! Hugs! xoxo

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