“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

 

“May is a green as no other,
May is much sun through small leaves,
May is soft earth,
And apple-blossoms,
And windows open to a South wind. . .”
     from “Lilacs” by Amy Lowell

Sunburst in green

Patterned greenery

Illuminated lines