Sunday, February 10, 2013

Contemplation

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long 
as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature --
 the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Rachel CarsonSilent Spring

So many lovely things to contemplate in our woods today...

Seeds ready for flight.


A teeny-tiny bouquet.


New growth.


Wonderful, complex textures.


And the tall, tall beautiful-in-every-season canopy of trees.  


See the nest way up in the tippy top of that tree?  I think it belongs to the red hawk that soars over our house from time to time.  Oh, I do love these woods.

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14 comments:

  1. Exquisite photography of nature's beauty ~ so Creative!

    Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I hope you're staying warm up there!

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  2. Beautiful photos, that dandilion head is fab. Looks like you were spared tornadoes....won't see much blooming here until Spring...xox

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    1. February sort-of is spring around here...flowers starting to show up in the nurseries, etc. Summer comes early and stays late, scorching hot. I'm sweating just thinking about it!

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    1. I'm fond of that image, too! Thanks for stopping by, Aimee.

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  4. Beautiful photos coupled with uplifting words. Lovely!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I'm so happy you're following! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

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  5. Great photos- i like the texture one best. Are you going to use it in a painting?

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    1. Probably all of these images will make their way into paintings somehow. I've been collecting images (mentally, digitally, and in my sketchbook), trying to build a bigger "vocabulary" to use in my intuitive paintings. I like that moss, too...might look good in orange :-)

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  6. Oh I can smell nature and the out doors here, wonderful! Trees are my favorite, they are always so beautiful in whatever season!

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    1. My favorite way to look at trees is lying on my back looking up. I simply adore the way they look from that perspective.

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  7. I love your photos especially after the heavy snows from earlier in the week. Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you are feeling loved.

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn. Hope you were warm and safe through the cold. Yes, I am feeling very loved these days...so very grateful for that.

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