Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nature's Art

Here are a few examples of the art we can find in nature. All of these things have interesting patterns, motions, or sounds that create that emotional response in me, stimulate my mind, and lift my spirit. Yes, I do tend to focus on the positive side of art. I guess that's because there's enough out there to make us feel down and I tend to be an optimist. I like to view these things from different distances when possible because it gives a variety of images. I'll try to remember to add to this list as I see things in my daily outings.

butterfly wings
pebbles in a stream
spider webs
cloud formations in any kind of weather
bird feathers
flower petals
blades of grass
ants moving in their endless columns
the songs of birds, crickets, katydids, cicadas, frogs
goats browsing in the field
orchids on my kitchen window sill
fireflies--"lightning bugs" here in the South
sea shells
an anhinga drying itself in the sun
rabbits at play
rabbits "flopped out" at rest
the surf
jelly fish
herons fishing
herons flying
bats skimming over the surface of a pool in the evening
sunsets and sunrises

More to come.

Now start your own list.

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