Nature’s Simple Beauty

Nature’s Simple Beauty

Nature’s simple beauty is refreshing after a wonderful, colorful, noisy holiday. My neighbors, organic gardeners, grow many things. While they harvested their onions last week, they left these for a few days so I could photograph them. I thank them!

First of all, a relevant quote for this post:

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Nature's simple beauty
Onions – Intertwined Beauty
Nature's simple beauty
Intertwined Onions
Nature's simple beauty
Things Aren’t Always What They Seem – Onions

Although these are plants, I could not help thinking of two posts Tim Price did on his blog this spring: Lizard Love and Snakes in Love. Nature is so full of interwining, whether you interpret them as the same or opposite in plants and animals.

In addition to the two onions in the three images above, a small one especially caught my eye. Most of all, it seemed so elegant in its simplicity.

nature's simple beauty

8 Replies to “Nature’s Simple Beauty”

    1. That was my thought exactly, Tim! I put a link to your snake post and your lizard post in this post – Nature repeats patterns in many ways…

  1. It is true about the simplicity of some things in nature being elegant. I did not frequently notice them until I started taking photographs. I love the flowers fresh and dry, that the onion family produces. the dry make very beautiful shadows. The intertwining makes your photographs particularly elegant.

    1. Hi, Faith. So nice to wake up to your comment this morning. It is hard for me to express how happy your comment about noticing things once you started taking photographs makes me!!!!!! One of my favorite quotes comes from Dorothea Lange: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Thank you so much for coming by and commenting! 🙂

    1. Hi, Lavinia. I am very fortunate to have neighbors like that. They have been so helpful in many ways over the years!

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