Did the title shock you as much as my last 'hate' post haha?! Indeed I adore all (well, almost) things wildlife and nature and would more than content to live out the rest of my life in a little log cabin in the middle of nowhere with only the birds and trees to talk to. Actually, I need that. Who can make it happen?
However, there are the odd things related to my Goddess, Mother Nature, that do get me down in the dumps or a little irked at times...
Weather reports, pft! What are they? Why do we even bother trying to predict it anymore as it's never right. Even if it is, our town's weather changes hourly meaning it could start out a beautiful sunny morning, perfect for hanging the washing on the line but next minute it's snowing and the washing has icicles!
It makes getting dressed a little awkward too when you expect torrential rain but are greeted by a heat wave while you sweat yourself to death walking home from work in a massive waterproof coat and scarf.
Cold Causing Colds
Ah I know it's technically another weather related thing but I just can't handle Winter. It makes me less happy, I always get ill and it plays havoc with my asthma.
Sneaky blighters that just randomly stick their leg out to trip you up, is what they are! 'Enjoying your little stroll? A bit too much I think...here walk home with this red raw stinging ankle!'
This one upsets me daily and quite effects me. The amount of times strangers passing by have gawped at me as I stand shouting at a group of gulls swooping on a Heron or try to shoo Jackdaws away from a Starling nest is unbelievable...but I can't just stand by and watch, so people will just have to stare!
The worst is when there is the whole massive river with more than enough room for everyone, but Sally Seagull decides that Susan Seagull is in the exact spot she wants so proceeds to dive on Sally and try to rip her wing off! I'd love to know what she'd do if her cat pooped in her garden or her husband park in the wrong space! Goodness me!
For those who don't suffer from these, you are truly blessed! Haha Itchy eyes, runny nose, bad head and way more. They kind of take away the fun of enjoying the sun when he actually decides to put his hat on.
Flies in My Eyes
I swear I'm sure my eyeballs are some exotic delicacy to harvest flies and green flies. No matter how hard I try to evade them, one will always succeed to momentarily blind me and make me stick my finger in my eye and question anyone within view, 'Did I get it?? Is it gone??'. Blurgh!
Not Being Loved By All Creatures Great & Small
The majority of wildlife I come into contact with seems to appreciate my company almost as much as I do theirs. But there's always one who wants nothing to do with me :(
What purpose do they even serve?! If there is a God I want to know why spiders were invented and what their meaning of life is. They just cause bother half the time...my dog is even petrified of them.
Overpopulation & Industrialism Destroying it
I suppose this isn't nature's fault and would be more at home on this 'HATE' list, it is related though so is going here.
Overpopulation, as in people are living longer, others having more children and younger meaning there is a greater world population than ever causing more and more of our gorgeous natural world to be destroyed in the name of housing and all that jazz.
One day kids will grow up and only know a forest from a movie, a lake from a school book. We need to put restrictions on human breeding - ala China's two-child-policy - helping reduce not just damage to our natural world but helping to combat the poverty and stuff thousands of children already live in.
I can't believe I almost forgot some of my worst fears of all - not just naturewise - if you read my recent 'facts about me' post, you will know that this to refers to Butterflies and Moths and I do not wish to discuss those monsters futher!
(Thanks for giving my brain a nudge, Aimee!)
So yep, I think that's it! Fellow planet lovers, tree huggers, and bird whisperers tell me in the comments one thing that you dislike about our favorite thing! Anything at all.
Thanks for reading :)