Sunday, July 21, 2013

Simplicity and Solitude in Nature


Today, Sunday,  I wish you time, no matter how brief, to reflect on the boundless beauty of nature.


 Halfway down a mountain recently, a friend pulled the car over to the side of the road and stopped.

We got out to enjoy the incredible vistas.

The only sound heard was the faraway chattering of birds. 


The silence at that high elevation calmed every fiber of my body.


There were no neon lights, no sizzling colors, no  blaring music and no people.

 A silent bee landed gently on a flower.

The white puffy clouds moved at a slow pace across the blue sky.

Nature's gifts, as always, were beautiful, quiet and simple.


That afternoon, I savored  the gift of being alive.

Today, I hope you find some gifts of nature to call your own.


12 comments:

Rebecca said...

My current vistas aren't as expansive as yours were here. But this morning I stepped out the back door to breathe in the dark silence and it, too, was large. And calming. Beautiful and simple.

Sending wishes for a sweet and sacred Sunday to you, Sue ♥

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like to see nature at its best. Nice view of your landscape. Happy Sunday! Keep in touch

Linda O'Connell said...

Such pretty vistas, you can feel the peacefulness.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What beauty you've captured.

I LOVE especially the second photo...I'm reveling in the colours in and around the clouds in this one!

It must have been spectacular in real life.

Debbie said...

The silence speaks volumes, doesn't it? Your photos are glorious!!
xo

diane.stetson said...

The Lord gifts us with such beauty each and every day not just on a Sunday. It is up to us to be quiet and still and enjoy his vistas.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous vistas, so calming and serene, nothing better tan nature to be so inspiring and so heart warming. I have Woods and a river I love to see through my kitchen window and it just quiets my soul.
Thank you for your sweet and kind visit.
Big hugs,
FABBY

Heaven's Walk said...

What a complete blessing to be able to experience that much beauty around you....and to totally recognize it as God's creation! It like He was saying, "Here, Susan. I made this just for you. Share my love." ♥

xoxo laurie

Chatty Crone said...

Susan you sure seem to have captured one of the most wonderful things about living. Your photos were beautiful! sandie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful!! Wish I was there!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Susan,
Absolutely stunning pictures!! Thanks so much for visiting my Creative Space and leaving such a nice comment!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Just gorgeous!

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