The nature in St Vincent must be one of the world’s most beautiful ones.
Always growing and always green. It amazes people who sees it from the
sky or from the ocean and does something to you to be a part of it. On
the nature weekend some of us had the opportunity to walk the Parrot
trail, a 1½ hours walk in the eye of the jungle.
Just by going up in the car through the valley towards the start of the
trail kept us quiet and amazed. The start of the trail was on a wide
road. Along the road there was a goat with her two baby goats drinking
milk from her and making all of us melt by their cuteness. I keep
getting impressed of what animals do to people’s feelings. Walking
further ahead we heard the parrots making their sounds. Since I was
little I have hated to see animals in cage, and especially birds. Birds
have wings for a reason; I think the worst we can do to a bird is to
lock it in so it is unable to use the function that represents them as a
bird. Even worst is that it is animal lovers who do this to them. It was
really touching to see them fly there free in the sky over the jungle
where they live instead of in a cage that is mostly how I have seen
Everything is connected
However, the real adventure began when we find what used to be a trail
but was now more of just bush. The path was slippery so we had to be
careful. Many times I used to hold on to plants where I knew there was a
big chance to slip, and it felt like these plants were there just for
that purpose. I was observing nature a lot along the way and it made me
think again about how connected everything really is. That everything is
connected to everything. When I see nature I see art, nature itself is
art and I think because of nature, art exists. Imagine that everything
comes from nature, colors, shapes and animals for example. Some plants
look like the claw of a crab, some look like pineapple, some like
somebody’s hair… I think all shapes and colors we have, has its origin
in nature. That’s why I respect nature very much.
I also thought a lot about how alive nature is and especially in this
island. If somethings dies- a tree or a plant, something else just
starts growing on top of it. There is so much life on a rotten tree in
the jungle of St Vincent! Not only that, many things also grows on top
of each other, layers and layers like it is never enough with the beauty
it already has. It has an amazing biodiversity that really creates art
everywhere you turn your head. It is an honor for us to visit this wild
kept nature that is the true treasure which we all have our origin from
and that has has created everything we are, can see and touch.
Thank you nature!
Written by Jonna Jonsson