Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mystery of Nature

A single blade of green, nature's sign of things to come? (Macro shot)
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"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." ~ Henry Miller (American writer)
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive." ~ Eleanora Duse (Italian Actress. 1858-1924)
I was trying to photograph a crop of daffodils at the edge of the dropoff. The trees are bare, their naked limbs have been clacking together in the night wind; the rhythm sticks of nature. The easement bank is covered in brown; leaves, empty seed casings, bare dirt and an occasional old brick. As I sit to get a better angle on the shot, I inadvertently move a small pile of leaves and there, springing from the monochromatic browns of winter is a small splinter of green. It isn't big, only about a half an inch in height and hidden away by the castoff remnants of the fall. But it stands up only slightly bent; alone but real. A testament to the cycle of nature and the coming Spring.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "nature". (end of post)

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