What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and why? Yesterday, I posted some pictures I took of the setting sun and it got me thinking about all the beautiful things we see in nature; the beauty in the world around us – sunset, dawn, dusk, northern lights, the ocean, flora and fauna. I thought I’d share a few I found. Just pictures and accompanying quotes.
Dawn and dusk are magical times… We are drawn to their magic; some say they offer us the perfect balance of time for creative endeavors. What lies ahead?
“The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.” G. K. Chesterton
Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are one of Nature’s exquisite gifts of color. The mystical, swirling, changing colors beckon us to stop and reflect on the ever changing seasons of life. On a side note, PostaDay2012/PostaWeek2012 are here. WooHoo! More below. ;-)
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” Anne Frank
Plant life is so varied that I often wonder how botanists remember all those names… so much beauty, so much variety. Do you have a favorite flora? And what about the magnificence of the ocean?
“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” Vincent Van Gogh
All forms of life are precious; human life, animal life, plant life and even the life of things that remain unknown… If we destroy our planet, we destroy the beauty in nature. Ultimately, we destroy ourselves.
♥What are your thoughts? What do you love about nature? What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and why? How does it make you feel? Do share! Thank you. ;-)
This post was inspired by a prompt from SoulPancake: What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and why?
Positive Motivation Tip: Nature offers us her gifts daily; we take, enjoy, use and share them. Sometimes, we must stop to praise and thank her.
- The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights in Britain (telegraph.co.uk)
- Musings: How Do You Embrace Change? (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Inspiration: The Wonder Of A Sunset… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Aurora Borealis – a haiku string (syntheticvisions.wordpress.com)
- Stunning photos of Aurora (antiworldnews.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Nature: Earthflight – Scarlet Macaws Feed on Clay Licks (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Inspiration: What We See In Trees… (eof737.wordpress.com)