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

33 comments

  1. Exquisite images and reflections, Izzy. ❤

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  2. Wonderful autumn glory! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Thank you, dear Carol. Love and blessings ❤

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  4. Love and blessing to you, too, Izzy. ❤

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

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  6. Lovely, Autumn at its best 🙂

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. Heel erg bedankt voor je leuke reactie.

    Thank you very much for your nice comment.

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  10. Thank you, Lynn. I managed to get the remnants of Autumn quite by chance. The weather has been so bad. I thought I’d missed the colours. Then just a couple of hours of beautiful sunshine. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!!

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  11. 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!!

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  12. You certainly were 🙂

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  13. 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!!

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

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  15. Thank you, Iris. My pleasure.

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  16. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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

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

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  19. Thank you, Amy. My pleasure 🙂

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  20. Thank you, Janaline. It’s my favourite season for amazing colours 🙂

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  21. Thank you, Bette. Love and blessings from North Wales ❤

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  22. 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!

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  23. Beautiful maze of colours. Very lovely, Izzy

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  24. You’re so kind, as always, Jo. Thank you.

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

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  26. 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.

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  27. That’s what we need to do to feel refreshed and revived. xxxx

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  28. 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! 💜

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  29. Thank you, dear Lorrie. May your wildest dreams manifest in 2018 💙💚

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