Fragile Beauty...
A walk inside the chasm. Ausable chasm, NY.
     Taken September 4, 2012.

A walk inside the chasm. Ausable chasm, NY.

     Taken September 4, 2012.

Waves rolling onto the shore. Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada.
     Taken April 30, 2013.

Waves rolling onto the shore. Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada.

     Taken April 30, 2013.

In its complexity and sensuality, nature invites exploration, direct contact, and experience. But it also inspires a sense of awe, a glimpse of what is still "un-Googleable"…life’s mystery and magnitude.
Kim John Payne
A Mallard duck trying to keep cool in the summer sun.
     Taken May 6, 2013

A Mallard duck trying to keep cool in the summer sun.

     Taken May 6, 2013

Mountains rising from the water. View of the Saint-Lawrence river near Tadoussac, QC.
     Taken July 15, 2008

Mountains rising from the water. View of the Saint-Lawrence river near Tadoussac, QC.

     Taken July 15, 2008

The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heart-like opened shells on the beach of Lake Erie.
     Taken Jan 2, 2013

Heart-like opened shells on the beach of Lake Erie.

     Taken Jan 2, 2013

A rare red trillium standing tall on a forest floor. Shorthills Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada.
     Taken April 9, 2012.

A rare red trillium standing tall on a forest floor. Shorthills Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada.

     Taken April 9, 2012.

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Isaac Newton
Waves rolling onto the shore #1; Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada.
     Taken April 30, 2013.

Waves rolling onto the shore #1; Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada.

     Taken April 30, 2013.

Clouds over the mountain. Parc Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
     Taken Sept. 1, 2008

Clouds over the mountain. Parc Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

     Taken Sept. 1, 2008

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
Henry David Thoreau