Sometimes we refer to our planet as Mother Earth, but we certainly didn’t expect to see her breathing.
Brian Nuttall was out on a walk in Nova Scotia when he captured the ground rising and falling, similar to the rise and fall of a person’s chest as they breathe.
Nuttall said that the wind was blowing hard after the remnants of Hurricane Patricia passed through the province. As he walked through some downed trees in a forest, he noticed the ground moving.
Of course the ground wasn’t breathing. Instead what likely happened is that the roots of some of the trees had loosened during the hurricane and the fierce wind was blowing the trees so hard, the loose roots were shifting. At least that's what we are telling ourselves.
It's better than some of the alternatives: a giant creature from the core of the earth laying in wait, just beneath the surface, for unwary hikers..... a space ship from a far away galaxy tunneled under the ground, mining minerals and rich soil to take back to their barren planet.....an enormous sink hole waiting to happen just as you walk by.
But that experience has left Mr Nuttall with a new appreciation for his province.
“I realize, from comments on my facebook timeline, that I take beautiful Nova Scotia and the area I live in for granted,” Nuttall posted. “Whether it be miles of coastline, endless acres of forest, lakes, rivers, dozens of small costal or inland water falls, wildlife walking across my property; I view these locations and nature without much regard to how lucky I am.”