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.

Often they leave dead branches on the ground. They look like sculpture displays along the trail, like this one:

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.”

Take a moment to visit Remain with nature. A moving rythm through the elephant.

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…”

Thank you, Patti for your stories and beautiful photos and offering us an opportunity to share the beauty of nature around us.

Ann-Christine will host Lens Artists Photo Challenge next week. Stay tuned. 

Thank you for visiting!

98 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #33: Nature

  1. Oh, deer, milkweeds and monarch butterflies. A perfect spot stop over to Mexico gathering. As for the refuge, I suppose that’s where all them Candian geese stay to keep warm. The wilderness of your post suits me. Thank you, Amy.

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  2. Thank you for sharing these lovely images of Texas. As someone who has never visited the US, if you’d asked me what kind of landscape was in Texas I’d have said cattle ranches, not all these beautiful woods and old trees.

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  3. What wonderful walks in nature, Amy. I think that the secret of being content wherever we live is discovering the areas of beauty that are always waiting for us to find them. Once we do, they are ours to explore, and you do such a good job of that. Your photos are absolutely lovely! I would love a walk in those beautiful woods. 🙂

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