Flora and Fauna

Kaylynn Waldron, Dedicated Writer

My family and I went out to Colorado Springs today and we saw a lot of beautiful things including a baby bear and some teenage dears. We went to the Garden of the Gods National Park and while we were there, we found a small parking lot area and step out of the car. In front of us was a huge red slab of rock coming out of the ground. On top there was a family of birds that had a nest there. Standing in the fresh air, away from the city and the cars and all that I felt very free. Sometimes, all you need to feel good is to reconnect with nature. We have the privilege to see the beauty of the nature around us, and that is truly amazing. This is a shorter article but what I want to encourage you to do here is to find some way to be in nature. Maybe go camping, or hike a trail. You can even just drive to the mountains and have the window down. Right now a lot of people are resorting to only using their technology; instead of playing on your phone, you should go outside. Read outside. Take a walk. Spray each other with a hose. Whatever you want to do, just try to do it outside. Let yourself relax in the surrounding beauty that is nature. Be free from all the things in the world for just an hour or so every day. And just close your eyes. Just breath.