During our trip last year to New Zealand, my cousin and his family drove us to Hanmer Springs for our wedding anniversary 🙂 It was an unexpected surprise 🙂
On our way there we passed by the quiet and green countryside. Every now and then the green carpet of grass would be dotted with cows, sheep and even deer.
Seeing the cows grazing in the field reminded me of the quiet moments of my childhood in Bohol when I would walk into a clearing just behind thick bamboo grasses. These bamboo grasses were just across our house. From the outside, you would think there’s nothing behind them but just more bamboos. But there is actually a large clearing behind them. I would go there some afternoons and sit on the trunk of a gnarled coconut tree. Some of our tenant neighbors actually bring their cows there to munch and enjoy the grass. But each time I go there, I don’t see a soul around. It’s just quiet nature, the cows, the clouds and me. What refreshing times they were.