Seeing Imaginatively: The Calligraphic Line in Nature

April 16, 2012

“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature”

“My work has vitality because I have helped, done my part in revealing to others the living world about them, showing to them what their own unseeing eyes have missed . . . ”
Edward Weston, from Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition edited by Nancy Newhall

“What is the spiritual life? . . . it’s often simply close observation of the things of this world with the imagination’s eye.”
— Adam Zagajewski, In Defense of Ardor

When I take the time to really look, I see such beautiful lines and patterns in nature.  I may not know the names of all of the plants and things I photograph, but I still appreciate their beauty!

New leaves cascade down thin calligraphic branches

Another budding bush

I like the lines of dark twigs which balance the roundness of the pale pink blossoms.

New leaves and catkins

New buds with Lomo-ish effect

 

3 Responses to “Seeing Imaginatively: The Calligraphic Line in Nature”

  1. Renee Says:

    I had a bay window put in my living room which frames the willow you have pictured with the catkins (glad to know the name of them, thanks Rosemary). Someone suggested I hang a curtain and I refuse. I love the movement and cycle of the tree and sometimes I get a special treat and a bird will stop by to say hello

  2. Kathleen Says:

    I love your pictures, what a breath of fresh air.


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