Patti poses an interesting challenge this week: when the scope of a scene is visually overwhelming, choose to focus on a detail that hints at the grandeur of the whole.
For me, that sense of overwhelming wonder is always present when I am outside in Nature. I love the Earth. I work for a Conservation Foundation, and I am often dazzled by the beauty of the land while I am also stunned by the complexity of biological interactions and the enormity of the task of preserving ecosystems that are under constant threats of degradation. I believe that showing people the accessible beauty of the world around them can engender the kind of affection for Place that will motivate them to protect it, to safeguard it for the future.
Have you ever looked at a common plant up close? Or gazed into the intelligent eyes of an animal? There are details all around you capable of blowing your mind with the immense and intricate magnificence of Life. I invite you to become a Lover of Life — a Biophile, if you will.
Thank you, Priscilla for showing us the amazing details of nature! A very special and beautiful series for this theme.
Little things in nature are crucial. What would we do without fungus to decompose stuff? Or leaves to produce food for plants, animals and us?
Oooh a biophile-did you invent that Priscilla?! Your details are wonderful, clearly you’ve been up close Nd personal with nature!
I think I did invent the word, but not the attitude! Thanks, Tina!
Gorgeous post, Priscilla. I love your details. Each one highlights the simple beauty of nature. And I love that word–biophile! You definitely are one!
Thanks, Patti – I’m definitely inviting everyone to be a biophile with me.
There’s really so much detail in nature! Thanks for highlighting its beauty!
My pleasure! Thanks for your visit!
Beautiful gallery of images.