I gazed into an ancient orchard with a peculiar feeling of fondness, but I was perplexed and uncertain to where this feeling of such familiarity for such an unfamiliar place had arisen from in my mind?
It was only until my dad told me I’d been here when I was very very young & played in it before in the past that I found the real reason why this place had sparked a feeling of such in me. A formative memory had been unlocked from my subconscious.
Nevertheless, it’s still odd as I have no visual recollection of this place in my mind, just a warm nostalgic feeling attached to it. Yet my subconscious mind must’ve recognised it as I’d unknowingly been here before. Weird !
At first glance, it reminded me of the 100 acre wood in Winnie the Pooh. I now imagine it on a summers day when the green foliage & wildflowers have emerged & the butterflies glide softly as the birds sing from the treetops. I’m sitting underneath an old apple tree, it’s just me a book, a pen and my thoughts. 💭
A nostalgic feeling from my formative years, accompanied by a separate vivid visualisation. It feels so tangible, yet it’s a visualisation I’ve never experienced to date. Have you had any feelings like this, or any emotional attachments to a specific place in nature? Comment yours below I’d love to know🍃👇I feel grateful for these attachments, it’s one of the best ways to stay connected with Nature (as is following me on my blog and social media of course!😆)
By Jacob Watson-Howland
I'm a young natural history filmmaker writer and photographer from the UK, I make nature-based content and products that make you feel more connected to nature, regardless of where you may be! I hope my work inspires you to become more involved in nature and protecting it. Make sure to check out my store and social media (both of which can be four on here), I'm sure you'll love it!
Jacob J. Watson-Howland, often referred to as Nature with Jacob, is a passionate nature photographer, filmmaker, content creator, and writer who is dedicated to sharing the beauty of the natural world with others.
A passionate young nature filmmaker and photographer, Jacob J. Watson-Howland captures the essence of the natural world. His work has earned commendations and features, and he is also a skilled writer with a weekly newsletter and blog. As a content creator (@naturewithjacob), he engages his audience on social media. With an Etsy store (naturestorebyjacob), he sells nature-inspired products and prints. Open to collaboration and business enquiries, Jacob’s dedication to ethical storytelling and his commitment to the natural world are unwavering.