As for us, our life is like grass- Psalm 103:15
That verse of Scripture kept running through my head on Friday afternoon, as my husband Dave and I went on a windblown tromp in the Tourond Discovery Park. As we strode through fields, climbed gentle hills and trudged down to ponds I marvelled at all the gorgeous waving grass around me.
It was simply stunning– a golden sea.
I was reminded of Donald Hoffman who once said that wild grasses are “nature’s eloquent way of making freedom visible.”
I learned recently that some 10,000 species of grass cover 40% of the earth. Grasslands are the backbone of many ecosystems. Their roots keep soil from washing away and their blades feed wildlife.
They certainly provide the perfect perch for red-winged blackbirds who we spotted in abundance during our Tourond trek.
Only 10% of the world’s grasslands remain intact. What a shame if we were to lose all that beauty!
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed. – Mary Oliver