It may seem like a far fetched thought for many folks, but what would this world be without Mother Nature? It’s a tough thought, isn’t it? From the time we were born and develop an awareness of our surroundings, all we’ve known is nature and the four seasons that this planet goes through each calendar year. So when I see certain things still hanging around throughout the year on trees, bushes and such, it’s rather comforting and nice to see as the weather changes. It’s also quite interesting to witness how much a tree changes depending on the time of year. Beautiful no matter what season, but for different reasons. I suppose it’s why I enjoy going for runs out on a dirt pathway rather than inside a gym on a treadmill. Or why I prefer walks outdoors instead of inside of a shopping mall. I don’t see that kind of mentality changing for myself. At least not anytime soon for as long as I’m still healthy enough to take part in outdoor activities. But no matter what happens, it’ll be nice to know that Mother Nature is still hanging around and providing the world with variety year in and year out.