06 Feb The Beauty of Nature/Nature Photographs
You may or may not know that in my spare time I dabble in photography, and in particular, nature photography. My love of nature has always been a part of me, even from an early age, as has been photography. I can remember being on a 3 month overseas trip with my family as an 11 year old, and was placed in charge of taking all of the photo’s. I can even be overheard on our home movies talking about how beautiful a particular sunset was. Nature is beautiful if we really pay attention…
Be mindful in nature. Walk mindfully. Feel the warmth of the sunshine on your skin. Take in the scent of a flower. Hug a tree! Walk barefoot on the earth. Listen to the waves crashing onto the shore. Watch a sunrise. Watch a sunset. Stargaze and moongaze. Listen to the birds. Listen to the sounds of the trees as they sway with the wind. Feel your feet in the sand, noticing the textures, and contrast between dry sand, and wet sand. Notice the feeling of being in the shade, compared to the sunshine. Walk in the rain. Listen to the rain as it crashes onto your rooftop. Observe animals. Be present with your pets. Watch clouds as they drift across the sky, and change shape. Notice the changing nature of the colours in the sky during sunrise, twilight, sunset, and then the brilliant night sky. Take in the colours of a rainbow. I could go on and on…
These are but a few examples of the beauty of nature. Observe it for yourself! Take some time to enjoy it, be present with it.
I got very sidetracked there… ok, what I meant to say was, check out my nature photographs! You can do so by clicking on the ‘Products’ page of this very website. If you are interested in sizing, and would like to place an order, do not hesistate to contact me via the ‘Contact’ page. If you have any thoughts or nature stories of your own that you would like to share, then do feel free to comment.
Many blessings to all of you!
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein