I feel incredibly grateful to have woken up to such sights on this lush Monday morning.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. Rachel Carson
When I woke up to the snow on Wednesday morning, I knew I’d have to work quickly to photograph the magical scene. As soon as I stepped out the door I could hear the snow melting. Yeongcheon isn’t dealing with the heaps of snow my friends in Gangwon-do are dealing with. Actually the snow was mostly gone by Wednesday afternoon.
The following pictures are descriptions of what the snow revealed to me.
Samsoon waits patiently as I get the right shot.
The moss woke up for a moment.
On the right, the snow reveals a lone grave.
Samsoon is getting bored with my photography. *yawn
Once again the snow reveals layers you would miss without it.
In my last entry for the “Object“ photo challenge, my objects were more on the abstract, unnatural side. Now we go back to the beach on Tioman Island, Malaysia and find objects that are still abstract, yet this time, all natural.
The objects are worth a close look. Click on a picture to see a slideshow of the gallery.
After a long hiatus from WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt has pulled me back in: object. During my family’s recent trip to Tioman Island in Malaysia, I found many curious objects washed up on the shore.
Based on my pictures, you may think the beach was filthy. This is not the case. This is how beautiful the beach was.
I just happened to find a small treasure filled patch. Perhaps, the rough rainy season waves were the cause of these little quirks.
I’m just keeping the legs
Taking out the good china
Then on a little hike to “town”, I found this bike chain melted into to asphalt. It was a hot day, but not this hot.
Today, two friends, Kristina and Simon, posted two very different pictures, at opposite ends of the globe, Japan and Canada, with a title referenced to “coming out of one’s shell”. I’d say that kind of synchronicity deserves a blog post. :)
When I saw this week’s photo challenge was based on the theme “fleeting”, I knew I would finally be able to share my pooping snail pictures. Yes, I caught a snail in the act of doing numéro 2. Nothing more fleeting than that if you ask me. Maybe I should preface this photo tale by stating that having lived in Korea for over eight years, I have no shame in sharing a good ‘ol dung or 똥 story. If you’ve spent any time in Korea, you’ll know what I mean. For others, click here for a little background information.
There’s something soothing about sitting/laying/napping/meditating in a hammock — the stillness, the swinging in the breeze, and the sound of birds whizzing by. At once, it fills me with peace and wonder. I take any moment I can here. Today’s journey to my nature’s lounge was filled with even more wonder as I discovered this little home tucked away in a small rose-bush.