Naturally, nature

So I imagine that my recent fondness  of nature stems from the reality of where I live. A day never goes by without my mind being influenced by the surrounding visuals and sounds of the environment. I have associated nature over the years with the concept of the “phenomena” of the physical world, if not life itself. My understanding of nature has not really changed, just modified. It still is mysterious to me but much more real. I am sure this is a result of living where I do.  Nature not only refers to the various types of animals and living plants but also to to the types of things associated with inanimate objects – the changing weather, the ecological systems and the geology of the earth. The great French mathematician, Jules Henri Poincare, once said “the scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.” I believe he nails it! Man and nature can coexist…

The confluence of nature and the manmade environment

The confluence of nature and the manmade environment

Anne Frank had a wonderful thought on nature “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, 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.” The reality of nature is sometimes not so beautiful, but it is the way it is.vulturesWe should all do more to experience nature. I know how much it has changed my perspective on positive living…


~ by leicaman on September 8, 2009.

2 Responses to “Naturally, nature”

  1. There is a little skunk waiting for you on the road…..he wants to be on your awesome blog!

  2. The savannah grasslands are always beautiful to see. Where did the other vultures go?

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