Things to Learn from Nature

After a Rain…

Adaptation

Nature teaches us to adopt some changes to survive in different circumstances.

For example, the insects have distasteful chemicals to distract the predators. Animals move in groups for protection.

Feelings of Being Blessed

The tree branches laden with fruits bow down. They show gratitude for whatever they have. They possess a tendency of sharing and feeding several many creatures but, a dried tree never bows.

This simply means that the good people are grateful for the goodness they posses and they share it too. They help others.

Silence

Nature generally remains silent, it listens to everyone and it has it’s own rhythm that pleases everyone.

Aware of Limits

Nature is helping and nurturing but, if we over exploit it, we are damaging ourselves. So, it means that it is good be anything but, it should be in limit.

Hope

Every giant creature that is present in nature was once a tiny particle.

A small plant grows in the crevices of walls even when there is no soil.

So, it is the hope that drives the life.

Growth

Each and every part of the nature is moving ahead with progress that means that as time passes we should always work towards our progress with better deeds and actions.

Punctuality

Has there been any day when the sun forgot to rise or when it didn’t set before night?

Everything has a fixed time at which it should be done and we should be always on time.

When Sky Illuminates…

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Sunset

I just want to have an endless collection of sunset galleries.

I believe that the sky is a canvas with colours of light.

“If you think only humans can be angry, you are wrong probably”

“Did you ever wait for anyone? You will definitely wait for those clouds to come up with their most vibrant colors”

“Did you just stop by to point out difference?”

“Have you ever observed sky for this long?”

Sky is on fire!!

“Beauty is in everything”

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Garden Blooms

Salvia splendens

The plant is commonly called Scarlet Sage or Tropical Sage has its origin from Brazil. It is one of the popular garden plants.

The plant is commonly called the Crown of Thorns or Christ Plant or Christ Thorn or Corona de Cristo(Latin America) or Coroa-de-cristo (Brazil) has its origin from Madagascar.

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Mosses Are Good!!!

📌Mosses are the tiny plants having no root rather they have root like structures called rhizoids.

📌They are found everywhere except for the salty areas.

📌They lack vascular tissues. They do not flower.

📌They grow at the places which are not polluted thus, acting as pollution indicators. Their only source of nutrient is the air so the quality of air determines their growth.

📌They evolved from the algae and are the first land plants who inhabited the Earth.

📌They have very important ecological significance as they avoid soil erosion by strongly binding with the soil.

📌They were used as bandages in the First World War to heal the soldiers because of their antiseptic properties.

📌They grow in large areas and have texture of carpet.

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Indoor Air Pollution

We mostly think the carbon emissions and the wastes from industries as the source of air pollution. But, most of our daily needs items are a cause of air pollution as they release many harmful chemicals into the air, belonging to a class of compounds called volatile organic compounds or VOCs.

VOCs are the vapors or gases released from certain solids or gases, mainly the derivatives of petroleum and other fossil products. It has been found out that the concentration of VOCs in indoor air is much higher than that in outdoor air. These compounds easily evaporate and so, they remain suspended in the air, react with other gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide etc forming many lung irritating fine particulates in air. They also form ozone. The same ozone layer of stratosphere which protects us from UV rays becomes poisonous at ground level as it reacts with other particulates and gives rise to harmful chemical smog. Thus, in all these ways VOCs come out to be deadly.

VOC’s major sources are petroleum and other fossil products but, they are also released by a wide number of daily household products, briefly discussed as follows:

The chemical vapors of formaldehyde (mutagen and carcinogen), benzene (which is carcinogen) and trichloroethylene are released by household cleaners and paints.

The sweet smelling perfumes and deodorants also emit many lung irritating particulates.

The newly formed furnitures and cabinet.

Combustion of fuel, woods and coals produce major of VOCs.

Some other sources are shampoo, hairspray, air fresheners, cleaning sprays, laundry detergent, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer.

So, want a clean indoor air?? Say Yes to Plants!!! Here’s how they help!!!

Plants purify the indoor air through a mechanism called phytoremediation, in which the VOC’s are utilized by the plant tissues and roots and transported to the microorganisms present in the soil and in association with plant roots to be metabolized.
Plants also remove harmful ozone from the ground air.
These plants have greater ability to use the sunlight for their metabolism as they belong to the tropical rainforest, where they have to compete for the sunlight among the forest canopy.

Although all the plants have ability of air purification but the few plants, mostly herbs very effective in purification of indoor air are listed below with their scientific names:

Dwarf banana- Musa cavendishii.
Chrysanthemum- Chrysantheium morifolium

Bamboo palm- Chamaedorea seifrizii.
Weeping fig- Ficus benjamina.
English ivy- Hedera helix.
Peace lily- Spathiphyllum.
Species of philodendron- Philodendron sp.
Aloe vera- Aloe barbadensis.

The research of NASA scientists suggested that about 15-18 medium size plants for a house of 1800 to 2000 square ft is efficient for removing indoor air pollutants. Moreover, if the lower leaves of plants are removed, making the soil more exposed to air improve the purification process.

Besides these herbs, we can also opt for the herbal environment friendly and chemicals free products for daily needs. Now a days herbal products are much preferred.

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Blossoms

I find these blossoms so lively and just beautiful

📌Roses are the ultimate symbol of love. Different colour of rose signifies different feelings and emotions.

📌There are about 100 species of rose.

📌Rose bushes can grow upto 7m tall.

📌About 4,000 songs are dedicated to rose!!!

📌The black rose actually does not exists rather it is dark reddish crimson colour.

These are the fresh garden roses, have a look:

Have a look at these pictures too.

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Clouds

A good collection of clouds…

Also, read some facts about clouds below.

📌At any time about 67% of the Earth’s surface is covered by cloud.

📌There are about 10 different types of clouds.

📌 There is a method to induce rain from the clouds called cloud seeding. In this process, clouds are sprinkled with silver iodide or dry ice from a plane to cause condensation of water droplets leading to rain.

📌 Noctilucent clouds are those which appear only after first star is seen and so are also called night clouds. They are very rare. They appear as silvery blue or reddish orange.

📌Clouds are considered lucky in Iran.

📌 A cloud formation in horizon in UK is considered to be unlucky.

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Coexistence of Humans and Nature

Today I am with an amazing article on the relation between nature and human beings instead of some pictures…

When I randomly ask you about the most fascinating thing of your life, it will not be a social media post or any movie (I am not against them I mean to say reality is more amazing than the virtual world) but, it will surely be something related to nature like, when you first hiked a mountain, when you first saw a waterfall, snow-covered peaks, the beautiful sea waves and many more…so, we all have felt close to nature atleast a time or several many times or everytime…

Even the psychological studies have proved that human beings are really close to nature and the natural environment in which they live has a lot to do with human psychology.

So, they called the branch dealing with this as environmental psychology or ecopsychology…

This branch was introduced on the basis of a research publication by Proshansky and group in 1958 at the University of New York.

As per the need of time when nature’s extreme exploitation by humans has led to change in climatic conditions, loss of habitats of rare and extinct animals, ecosystem imbalance, ecopsychology can be a medium towards sustainable development. It will lead to a healthy relationship between nature and human.

📌 When we will step out of our homes and see the wonders of nature, we will desire to protect them too…

📌 We will appreciate the beautiful things nature has to give…

📌 When we will look at the trees, we will develop a lot of gratitude as they keep our surroundings so peaceful…

📌 When it rains, we all love that pleasant petrichor smell and the sounds of raindrops falling around that will urge us to be more environment friendly to keep favourable climatic conditions…

📌 When we spend time outside, we are more aware of what we see, what we hear, what we smell and what we feel thus, enhancing our senses…

📌 A study of cognitive benefits of nature concluded that the people walking in a natural environment had a better memory than that of those in urban areas (Berman, Jonides, Kaplan, 2008).

📌 Research has shown that people who practice forest bathing have optimum nervous system functions, well-balanced heart conditions and reduced bowel disorders.

📌 Engaging oneself in outdoor areas reduces eyesight disorders such as hypermetropia and myopia…

📌 The greenery around gives freshness and calmness.

📌 Even many of the hospitals treat patients in a natural environment for better recovery rates.

📌 When the chemically prepared medicines have failed to treat a disease, Indian Ayurveda system has discovered the cure to many ailments, which is totally based on natural products and meditation.

Lastly, I would like to say that nature has a lot to give, we should learn to conserve.

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Medicinal herbs

While clicking these pics I thought they would be just weeds but, surprisingly, they all are of great medicinal use.
In every possible way, nature is always ready to nurture the humans. Example here itself.

Oxalis violaceae

Oxalis violaceae
Commonly known as violet woodsorrel or sour grass.
The herb has many medicinal properties like it is a blood purifier and anthelmintic (Able to destroy parasitic worms).
Clicked it because of its heart shaped leaves.

Euphorbia chamaesyce

Euphorbia chamaesyce
It is uses as folk medicine in treatment of asthma and bronchitis.
Small leaves, small flowers and the herb spread in a large area(Only a part in pic).

Phyllabthus niruri

Phyllabthus niruri
Also called Chanca pierre.
It is one of the Amazon rainforest herbs and used in treatment of kidney stones.
Just loved the pattern of leaves.

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After Rain

It’s only after rain, puddles of water all around casting beautiful reflections of the object around them.

The leaves of trees full of little water droplets.

Few picture here:

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