Nature galleries below. From a very early age, I discovered my love for nature. Being able to capture nature and insects with my camera is a true blessing. I can spend hours watching and appreciating the movement and habits of insects and animals
Whether one is watching an insect, or taking in the beauty of a unique flower, the experience of nature is one of awe and inspiration. One cannot help but marvel at the intricate design of a single leaf, or the power of a great waterfall. Time spent in nature is time spent realizing that you don’t know it all and that you never will. The earth is meant to be enjoyed by its inhabitants. That includes keeping it in the pristine condition in which it was discovered. Everyone has a part of the earth that they relate to the most. Whether it is a majestic mountain range, a roaring waterfall, a bouquet of flowers, or the calm of the woods, these are places to get to know oneself.
When we take the time to examine the beauty of the world around us, we are able to see parallels within our own lives. One who is in tune with nature, is in tune with life. Nature moves in a spiral as do our personal lives. It is important to spend time in nature, because in this way we can become aware of its wisdom. If we ignore the beauty of nature and spend all our time in an urban jungle, we lose touch with ourselves. There is another dimention of life to be found in nature. Spend time in nature and recharge your soul
Elements captured from the fires, Montagu, & Betty’s Bay, Western Cape. South Africa. The powerful force of fire. Fire consumes, warms, & illuminates, yet can also bring pain, death & destruction; thus, its symbolic meaning varies. It is often the symbol of inspiration, fire is the only one of the 4 elements” that humans can produce themselves, so it bridges the connection between mortals and gods. Rituals often involve an eternal flame, and kindling a fire is equated with birth and resurrection. Fire can also be seen as purification. In a more modern context, forest fires, seen as destructive and costly by modern society, from a scientific & ecological mode of purification — old growth that is burned away & makes way for new growth to begin, and the entire ecosystem is rejuvenated. Many cultures view fire as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. So, what does it mean when fire destroys? Is this an opportunity for rebirth, fresh ideas, new beginnings? The sudden loss of a home and material goods, forces one to look within, for we have to dig deep into our own hearts & minds, to find a way to transform loss into something meaningful