Let Nature Be Your Teacher


I’ve just completed a short introductory course with Lancaster university about the poet, William Wordsworth.  

The following is an extract from one of my favourite poems of his:

“…Books! ’tis a dull and endless strife: 
Come, hear the woodland linnet, 
How sweet his music! on my life, 
There’s more of wisdom in it…. 
*
….Come forth into the light of things, 
Let Nature be your teacher. 
*
She has a world of ready wealth, 
Our minds and hearts to bless.
Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, 
Truth breathed by cheerfulness….
*
…..Sweet is the lore which Nature brings….
*
Come forth, and bring with you a heart 
That watches and receives.”
 
 
The Tables Turned by William Wordsworth
 
Nature is truly an amazing teacher, as well as being a marvellous tonic for body, mind and spirit. 
 

www.futurelearn.com/courses/william-wordsworth

Photos:  Enjoying the Autumn sunshine at Moss Valley  16th November 2017

Categories: Nature, North Wales, Photography, Poetry, William WordsworthTags: , , , , ,

35 comments

  1. And this is a beautiful tonic for my soul! Thank you so much for sharing your beauty. May the New Year be filled with wonderful moments in nature! 💜

  2. What beautiful photographs.
    I love William Wordsworth’s poetry. Nature is also our teacher and our healer. 🙂

    • Thank you, Ally. Yes, me too. There’s nothing like a walk in nature to lift the spirits. I’ve been doing mundane household tasks today and at 3.30pm I dropped everything and went for a walk by the lake. I watched the sun set and returned home revived and refreshed.

  3. Beautiful maze of colours. Very lovely, Izzy

  4. Very nice pics, thanks for sharing! Keep in touch, following your blog! Take more wildlife pics as well, if you have the chance! Wildlife is the soul of nature!

  5. What a stunning autumn gallery! Thank you for sharing with us. 🙂

  6. Such a beautiful teacher!! Love autumn colours!!

  7. Such glorious Autumn colours! Absolutely inspiring…. lovely photos and thank you for sharing. 🙂

  8. Lovely photos with a beautiful sentiment! What a blessing!

    • Thank you, Denise. Lovely to hear from you. I very much enjoyed the Wordsworth course. I’m a new convert to his poetry. The only poem I knew of his was Daffodils which I learned in primary school many moons ago!!

  9. Pure gold! Perfect way to begin my day. We are having torrential rains on my side of the world so have my rain boots on and heading out for a walk with my umbrella. Isn’t is wonderful to have seasons. Hugs!

    • Thank you, Rebecca. The weather’s been horrendous here too – heavy rain and gales for much of the time, Then we had a bit of sunshine last Thursday and I took my 87 year old father for a walk by the lake. I couldn’t believe there was still colour left. Good job I had my camera with me!!
      Serendipity in action!!

  10. Lovely, Autumn at its best 🙂

  11. Mooi gedicht en de natuur is een hele goede leraar

  12. Wonderful autumn glory! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Exquisite images and reflections, Izzy. ❤

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