Contacts with living nature are essential for spiritual growth.
Moreover, only in open natural landscapes in contrast to "boxes" of city apartments and "corridors" of streets is it possible to expand, to open wide the refined consciousness in order to literally grow its size.
... Let me repeat that emotions are states of the consciousness. And the consciousness is what we are. Depending on what states of the consciousness we experience we can be closer or farther from the Creator.
This photogallery can help us master subtle emotional states of love for nature at the initial stages of spiritual work.