I like walking the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing my feet.
The rhythmic action of the waves catches my attention. Each wave washing ashore is different with its terminal points resembling a changing graph with many peaks and troughs – but each wave retreats to interfere with the next incoming wave.
No matter the day or time, the waves have a rhythm – but they differ from loud and roaring to a gentle ripple – yet all are refreshing on my feet.
Waves – the heartbeat of the sea delivering a reliable steadiness – the steady presence of the message they deliver.
Waves – the poetry of the sea singing tones of aquatic melodies for our souls.
Waves – one of nature’s languages sending bliss to those enjoying their mere presence.
Waves – the rhythms within a rhythm – a different rhythm, but no less a rhythm – the tides affected by Mr. Moon. The tide is either moving in or out – a movement I can’t tell unless I know it’s timing. Yet, this relentless rhythm keeps its own time – the time of the next tidal crest.
Waves and tides – two of the timeless, reliable rhythms of life that make creation and the nature within it so grand.
I like the walking the beach for it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. (Pamela Hansford Johnson, critic)
During 2 weeks in February in Yosemite National Park, the light from a setting sun lines up to not only illuminate a waterfall and its mist, the light also gives the water a fiery appearance. Sit back and enjoy this spectacular natural phenomenon.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. (Luther Burbank, botanist)
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. (Joseph Addison, writer)
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke, poet)
The rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. (Angelus Silesius, poet)
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet)
Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? (Emily Bronte, novelist)
I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning. (David Hockney, artist)
It’s winter for us in the northern hemisphere. Those of us in the upper half experience cold and snow. This Explore is about the days to come … and a dose of spring for those who need it.
Always is no Time at all. (Vanna Bonta)
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. (Aristotle)
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. (Robert Southey)
I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term–meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching–there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster. (Ansel Adams)
When one tugs on a single string in nature, he finds it is attached to the rest of the world. (John Muir)
I enjoy time-lapse photography. Maybe I like seeing slow-motion in action because I wouldn’t otherwise notice. César Cantú is an astrophotographer in Mexico. Enjoy this video, which is a collection of his 2014 work incorporated with powerful music … and a Happy Valentine’s Day to all.
How you ever been to Indonesia? When I picture Indonesia, images of lush tropical rain forests come to mind … but not volcanoes – although I realize that area is volcanic. The Exploring series continues with another stunning time lapse with wonderful music, so sit back and enjoy.