Allison M.

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Allison’s “June Jour Challenge” Post #3 (a.k.a. “The Nature Post”)


As I noted in passing in my previous “June Jour Challenge” post, it can sometimes be hard for me to write a blog post.  Oh, sure, I know what to day, but the words don’t quite come into my mind right away.  At least for this series of challenges, I have some time to think about what I want to say: The Finicky Cynic sends out her prompt in the morning, and I have all day to think about it.  Such is the case with today’s prompt:

Using no more than 50 words, write something on the word “Nature.”

A worthwhile topic, to be sure.  In fact, nature can mean different things to different people.  When I think of the word “nature,” though, my mind gravitates to perhaps the most common — the most “natural” — interpretation of the word.  So with that, here I go with my 50-word essay about “nature”:

Nature is beautiful, precious, and worthwhile.  Nature can be as big as a lake or a forest, or as small as plants in a garden.  Nature can be many miles away or right in your own backyard.  Everyone should appreciate and preserve nature, for us and for the future.

Okay… 47, 48… 49!  Forty-nine words, one short of the limit.  But now that I think of it, I could narrow it down further.  So, here’s an even briefer description about “nature.”  One sentence, in fact:

Simple or spectacular, the beauty of nature can mean so much more than fifty words can ever describe.

And to prove that, I would like to close with a picture of a nature trail a few blocks from my apartment, wonderful and peaceful and in full color.  Sure, there are a lot of rocks and overgrowth; and the stream shown here is actually a rainwater collection that’s part of Madison’s storm management system.  But, hey, it’s nature in the big city!  Wherever you are, hope you appreciate the many forms of nature as much as I do.

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Author: Allison M.

Full-time middle-aged male. Long-time overworked office drone. Part-time female fashion plate. Amateur fashionista (emphasis on "amateur"). Admirer and supporter of those who are fashionable, fabulous, and friendly. A little bit silly. Absolutely nowhere near perverted. I am a real human being, just like you. Able to share thoughts about my life experiences, fashion sense, and the world at large despite middling grades in high school creative writing class (but at least I do look cute when I'm writing, so that has to count for something).

4 thoughts on “Allison’s “June Jour Challenge” Post #3 (a.k.a. “The Nature Post”)

  1. Beautiful photos! It’s great that you live so close to the natural wilderness. Keep it up! 🙂

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    • Thank you. 🙂 I should disclose that trail is part of a city park here on Madison’s west side (one with rolling hills, hiking trail, pond, the whole 9 yards); it’s really a great respite from the cacophony of city life.

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