Lens-Artists Challenge #33: Nature

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” ~ Henry Beston

Here in Texas, you don’t have to go very far to enjoy nature, many nature preserve local parks offer that.

This trail is just a couple miles away from us.

Walk a little deeper, you’ll see some old trees look like giant sculptures. I often think they are tell the stories of nature–their growth and struggles.

If you look carefully , you can find lots of Texas native milkweeds in the woods. Milkweeds are there to keep Monarchs happy.

Besides sculptures of old trees and branches, milkweed pods and webs are small ornaments in the woods.

If you take an early morning walk, you can see deer here and there.

Texas Gulf Coast is beautiful especial at dawn.

Oh yes, it’s a great place for birding! The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge had been established in 1937 to serve as “a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.”

Patti is taking us to Fiji Islands. Patti describes eloquently, “The silence was punctuated by the thrum of insects, the call of parrots, and the slow slap of the waves at the beach…”

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