The scream of peacocks broke the morning quiet. The frenzied screeching of wild parrots informed the forest that they were devouring their breakfast.
The scrabble of tiny squirrel claws on tree bark drew my attention away from the skittish rabbits munching tender blades of grass. Croaking ravens, gripping the limbs of trees overhead, alertly watched as I strode by their lookout post.
Dawn was breaking over the hills as I made my daily trek in the outdoors this morning. There is nothing quite like being up with the birds, enjoying the wildlife, breathing fresh air, and communing with nature. The light, cool breeze made me glad that I had that extra sweater.
Because I live in urban So Cal with a population of approximately 24 million people #DestinationIrvine, it is essential to #getoutdoors and experience the natural landscape. Fortunately, we live close to the wilds in Orange County and can easily hike or stroll in an ecosystem that abounds with noisy birds and animals to remind us about the riches of Mother Earth.
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22!