Monday, August 13, 2012

for the beauty of the earth



When I was a teenager I was a full-blown 1800's addict. Give me any prairie-style or English romance and I was all for swooning.  Fire wood chopping, reading by candle light, visiting in the parlour romance.  My first prom dress, in fact, had an Empire waste because I was on a Sense and Sensibility kick.  This year I made the decision to read EVERY Jane Austen book (even though it was actually a last year goal).  So far, I have just begun, but it excites me to no end.  Upon pondering, I think a lot of the desire for such romance is the romance with nature.  Each 1800's movie or place is in a time where building was not so much building and more land.  Beautiful, rich, and vast green land.

During a recent weekend, I was reminded of that same passion.
The simplicity of nature.



Living in a city has it's rewards, but I have come to the conclusion that my soul also needs the country at times.  Thankfully, a family member just moved to a place that has that life in abundance, and so for a weekend away it's really the perfect way to recharge. On our recent visit, I was really overcome with the beauty of nature and how my senses craved what it didn't know it was missing.  I actually took a breath. A much needed breath.  And what a necessity that was.


With that said, I want to encourage all of us to experience land right now...wherever you are.  Take a breath.  Drink it in.  Remember a time and place where this beauty was all around.  Even if you are in the desert.  Even if cold is already around the corner.  


 This Earth is beautiful.

4 comments:

Sue said...

Being out in nature makes me happy, too. And peaceful. And uplifted.

=)

Amy said...

Such lovely pictures! I quite agree on how the beauties of nature help us to recharge.

And I wish I could go out and enjoy the beauty of the desert.
I really wish I could.

But it's 115 out.
I'm very sorry.
There will be no enjoyment until the lows drop below 80.

Amy said...

Breathtaking. I too have a love affair with nature. It doesn't matter where on earth you are, if it is natural, it is beautiful. When I get angry or upset with my husband, he makes me take a trip up into the mountains (they are literally 5 minutes away) because I always lose those negative emotions when I am surrounded by the peace, serenity and beauty the earth has to offer.

Bellenza Bistro said...

The earth IS beautiful! So wonderful of you to capture it in pictures. :-)

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