The Simplicity of Nature

Here, in Eastern Pennsylvania, the weather has, lately, been extremely cold and snowy. “Snowy like many old-timers around here have never seen. Most all of us, I would guess, have seen a variety of weather phenomena in our lives

To outdoor landscape and nature photographers, this aspect of nature, the weather, is obviously a key factor. If you don’t like cold or heat or wind or rain, it’s pretty hard to be an outdoor “Photag.”

But recently, in my rounds in this area, I found a wonderful day – beautiful but really cold – to explore this wonderful area. At he end of the day ,when the shooting became really fun and colorful, I was closer to our house (once it turns dark and cold, I like to be inside, too).

I had been shooting a huge flock of snow geese not far from our condo, but I decided to move even closer to the house where I had observed “Snow”s doing some  of their winter gorging rituals a few days prior. But when I arrived at the same spot on this day,I found nothing but the open field and a beautiful sky. Far over head, was a flock of geese, but the overall scene was quite lovely, I thought, with the sun going down. Here it is:

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But when I was leaving this field, I turned and heard the honk of just one or two geese…I looked up, towards the sunset and saw two lonely geese in a sunset cruise across the sky. Watching them sail so smoothly with the colors and openness behind them just blew me away. nature, weather, animals, and birds their own clocks and their own minds. Things are much more simple and basic.

I wish it could be that way for us.

So with that, i will sign off here and leave you with a short poem and the image that I captured…..Thanks very much for visiting me and feel free to comment – I enjoy all comments. ave a great week.Image

IN THE TIME AND SPACE OF NATURE 

THERE IS NO NEED FOR CLOCKS

JUST A NEED TO FEEL THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

AND EXALT IN THE FREEDOM OF THE SKY!

Words and images Copyright Denny Jump 2014;

2 thoughts on “The Simplicity of Nature

  1. A beautiful post, Denny. One of my favorite poems is “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver. Your photos made me think of it.

    I wanted to stop by to thank you for your very kind comment on my interview with WordPress. I really appreciated it and I wish you and your wife the best!

    – Christy

    1. Hi Christy- Wow, thank you so very much for your really wonderful comment here. I am thrilled, and I really am thankful to you for your kindness Here. I really was moved by your interview and I wish you all the best for sure. Thanks very much and as my old fav Curts Mayfield used to sing: “Keep on Pushin’!” Cheers – Denny

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