“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
~ Rachel Carson
But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
~ William Blake
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
~ Susan Sontag
In those times when inspiration seems to escape me or I'm feeling down, I'll often take my camera, walk out my door, and go for a hunt about the yard. It's amazing what you can see by observing closely. Nature never ceases to amaze me!
QUESTION: What do you do when you're lacking inspiration?
I'm linking up with my favorite teacher, Ms Jenny Matlock, as we work our way through the alphabet. Please do go visit the other students, for you never know what gems you may find--humor, poignancy, information, visions of far away places, stuff you've never even dreamed of! Check it out HERE. You may even wish to join in yourself! This week our letter is "I."
photos by me © 2011 and 2012