I find I want to get closer to the beauty that nature offers. This is a different kind of beauty than what we humans strive for. Nature's beauty is organic, raw, and authentic. Why is it we humans think beauty is found in colored hair, fancy clothes, made-up faces and high heels?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I love the gray and white mottled bark of the sycamore, the smooth gray bark of the beech and the peeling bark of the shag bark hickory in the forests near my home. The multi-branched trees feathering out as they reach skyward, softening the winter landscape. The forest floor carpeted with leaves of gold, brown and orange, echoing the color palette of this time of year. Steam rising off the pond as the wind whisks it away. Beauty.