All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world- not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.
The close-up beauty of a flower yet to bloom.
Taken August 30, 2011
Purple wild flowers border the shore of a rehabilitated quarry. Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area, Ontario.
Taken Aug 7, 2012.
Shells on a beach in winter.
Taken Jan 2, 2013.
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
Queen Annes Lace in summer and winter; fragile beauty no matter what the season.
Taken August 10, 2012 and December 31, 2010.
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
Captured in time. Fossil in Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada.
Taken August 7, 2012.
The freshness of the open. Outside Howe Caverns, NY.
Taken September 1, 2012.
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery- air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy”.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Taken September 2, 2012
I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.
At the edge: clear blue waters running over Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Taken April 4, 2010
View of mountains and country freshness as seen from iconic Adirondack Loj road, NY.
Taken September 2, 2012.