I know I’ve said it before but since starting this blog I’ve become so much more mindful. Everywhere I go I see life with grateful eyes. From the mountains to the ocean and everything in between … even in my backyard. With the right perspective the ordinary moments become extraordinary.
This week Frank’s Tuesday photo challenge was Nature’s Beauty, another opportunity to share some of my world and mother nature’s beauty, in all her seasons and moods.
It’s Spring now, my favorite season, a season of new beginnings when blossoms turn into fragrant flowers that smell like love and spring rain transforms trickles into waterfalls.
“‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …
‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.’”
—Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Under a lush jeweled fern canopy we gaze up and feel the coolness and reprieve of a blazing sun.
“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
And looking down, whether walking barefoot along a pristine beach (like the one here at Wilsons Prom) or kicking up leaves in Autumn, we can appreciate what’s at our feet.
A time of color and renewal and the best time to head into the mountains of Arkaroola
The sun tires of summer and sighs itself into autumn. ~Terri Guillemets
Standing underneath the towering girth of the Ada Tree I almost expect to see elves.
Winter is rugging up, invigorating walks, misty mornings and the freshness of a new day.
What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness – Author Unknown.
Nature in my backyard
We don’t have to go far to appreciate nature’s beauty. It can be right in front of us, in our own backyard.
Colorful moments that fleetingly come our way … if we keep our eyes open.
Yesterday we traveled to Sale to clear out mum’s vegetable garden and yard, overgrown with weeds resembling Jack’s Beanstalk. By the time we finished it was transformed.
Nature’s beauty is food for the soul.
All we have to do is keep our eyes open and we’ll find it all around us.
Have you had your fix today?