When I was younger, I fell in love animals. I loved them all. But now, I have found that animals are not the only ones to earn my love. I have fallen in love with Nature. I love the rain on my skin, the scent of the earth, the sound of the rolling thunder. All of Nature's forms have captivated me. Yes, I may still be afraid of lightning, tornadoes, and volcanoes, but I have found a love for them too. I have found that when it rains, peace overcomes my heart and, even if for just a moment, I become calm. The rain washes away all of my depression for a few moments and replaces it with a peaceful happiness. When I go hiking on nature trails in the forest, the singing birds ease my troubled mind. Nature's hold on me will last forever. The lightning dances across the sky with grace and the thunder causes me to shudder. The trees around me make me feel like I'm in a fantasy world that feels like something magical has twisted the trees to look like archways and spirals. In the clouds, I see pictures that make me want to draw so that I could share them with the world. I want to protect Nature's creatures and plants, so that she can continue to make me, and other people, appreciate her work of true art.