Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers diffuses honey-drops, refreshing showers. …… William Shakespeare One of the cheeriest colours in the spectrum providing splashes of sunshine that envelop the landscape. Golden colours across the horizon, nature’s treasure a sight to behold. ” Saffron fields and meadows sweet, golden sands beneath my feet. Feathers bright and yellow … More Yellow Fever
” Wisdom Begins in Wonder” …Socrates
“Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power whirls. Birds make their nest in circles. The sun comes forth and goes down again in … More Power of the World is done in a Circle.
Heading out to the valley of 10,000 smokes provided us with distant views of beaver lodges, creek crossings, mountain slopes carpeted with beautiful Alaskan Fireweed and spruce trees as far as the eye could see. Over 100 years ago in this volcanic region, Novarupta erupted. A thick carpet of pumice and ash desecrated the valley, … More Valley of 10,000 Smokes
One tree can start a forest. One river quench your thirst. One candle can wipe out the darkness and One footprint connect you to the earth. One hope can raise your spirits, One hug can show you care. One smile can begin a friendship and one laugh can conquer your fear. … More Be the One
Sometimes nature touches our hearts Beauty lies in the wild places where time stands still and nature rules. A place where, awe and wonder command your attention. A place of triumph and tragedy. You can lose yourself in the wilderness and I am not referring to getting lost on a track. Sometimes it is a … More Re-wild yourself.
“Driving through the Kimberley region of Australia – it is dry, it is dusty and the roads are full of corrugations, but this land is full of wonder and great beauty.” So much beauty abounds in this outback location of North-Western Australia, take the time to notice all its beauty and you open up yourself … More Kimberley treasures!!
The effervescent sound of the ocean as it greets the shoreline and filters down into the sand along with the ebb and flow of the tide is almost hypnotic. The shoreline breeze as it wisps through your hair and the soothing sounds as you leave your footprints on the earth for a brief moment in time, before it is engulfed … More Summer Breeze
Harris Saddle is situated on the famous “Routeburn Track” on the South Island of New Zealand, this is usually a 2 to 3 day hike, when starting from Key Summit. However keen hikers can do Harris Saddle in a day. Due to its haunting beauty I have done both the overland and the day walk. … More Harris Saddle – a breath of fresh air.
Browns – it is the very essence of earth, for it is the soil, the rocks, the mountains and towering tree trunks. Bruin, Dutch for “brown”, is used in English as a folk term for brown bears. Rich rock faces filled with life, adorable grizzly bears and majestic bald eagles. Delicate little Pikas … More Somethings “Bruin”
Now you see me, now you don’t. The art of camouflage is a necessity for survival in the animal, insects, birds and reptile world. Chameleons are certainly one of the masters of disguise changing colour to suit their changing environment. Whilst others simply morph into their environment as shown here by this Jacky … More Now you see me, now you don’t!!
Still got the Blues – A multitude of blues in varying shades and hues, provide a dazzling and iridescent display. Of course there are the obvious blues, with Brilliant skies and tantalising turquoise waters that shimmer in the sun. But it is the splashes of colour that dart across the skyline, … More Still got the Blues
Only those who truly look will see natures pure beauty. How often do we stumble through life and not really focus on our surroundings. Hiking brings out the true focus on the intricacies of life. Constant changes in the weather highlights the terrain differently, from subtle hues and tones to vivid splashes of colours. The whispering … More Only those who look will truly see.
Mysterious, haunting, spiritual. A presence that demands respect. Full of wisdom and wonder. What a beautiful surprise to share the landscape with a Wolf. The remote Katmai coast is known for its healthy population of Brown bears, but it also has some beautiful wolves that share this same wilderness. On this occasion … More Canis Lupus – Gray Wolf
“No cloud is so dark and grey that the sun can not shine through” Grey – it is haunting, magical, silent and beautiful. Grey in nature is filled with texture. Weathered skin, full of wisdom and wonder. Fluffy dense fur and downy plumage. Smooth and silky textures of bottlenosed dolphins and river pebbles that have … More Grey Matter
Nature provides a mosaic of textures and patterns. Creating constant wonder and awe. Most people just see a Giraffe, but the patterns on various breeds are so beautiful, each pattern as unique as a fingerprint. The shapes and patterns simply stunning. Pictured above the Masai Giraffe and the Reticulated Giraffe, the later is found in the more … More Natures Patterns
Nature – it makes us feel good. Whether you realise it or not Nature is constantly providing joy to our lives. Nature is one of the greatest Highs on earth. Endorphins are released when we smile, gain warmth from the sun and when we are out walking or doing activities in the great outdoors. … More Nature the greatest high on earth.
High on the Talus slopes dwells the Marmot. He sits high upon the rocky scree as look out for danger. Alarm calls in the form of whistles and trills to warn against predators, such as coyotes, eagles and foxes can be heard. Marmots are easily seen during the summer months usually around talus slopes … More Marmot Magic