Monday, January 25, 2010
Nature And Nothing Else
If you take a close look at these tree branches you'll see several small clumps of material throughout the trees. Some of those clumps are just old leaves that just haven't fallen for whatever reason. But others are nests for animals. There are bird's nests high in the trees. And some of the bigger nests closer to the trunks belong to squirrels.
I remember when I took this picture. I was standing in the very center of the forest. By sheer chance, I looked up to the sky. There I saw what looked to be a perfect pattern of the trees converging together, with an opening to the sky in the center. I thought of nothing else. I imagined no fantasy in my mind. It was only that natural beauty that dominated my thoughts.
That's what that picture inspires in me. It's a thought that doesn't make it as far as becoming words. It's just an indescribable feeling. Something deep down beneath all of my logic. I never really try to explain it to myself. I just do what the feeling says. No thoughts, just action.
Nature. Nothing else.