Monday, March 29, 2010

Pretty pictures...








Water soothes me. Be it at the beach listening to the waves roll in, sitting down by the river watching the currents swirl and dance, listening to water trickle over rocks in a creek, a rushing waterfall or simply just rain falling from the sky; water soothes me.

Sitting by a river watching birds swoop down trying to catch a fish for dinner, watching the fish dive away trying to live to swim another day, listening to the sounds of the water rushing by, seeing different currents swirling past, is one of the most relaxing things I like to do.

If I need to think, I have the quiet to do so and the atmosphere that centers me to calm my thoughts enough to allow me to make some sort of sense of the constant chaos I have going on in my head. Or, I can sit there taking in the sights and the sounds, absorbing it and focus on the beauty in that.

There's a simplicity to nature that I love. There aren't human emotions running around. There aren't a lot of hurt feelings. There isn't hypocrisy, wealth, poverty, political uproars or any of the riffraff that every day life holds. There's the food chain. There is death, there is life, there is birth, there is sickness, there is fear.
Things live, things fight, things flourish, things protect their own, things eat, things are eaten, things die. Nature is the most beautiful and raw form of life.

*These pictures were taken by me yesterday with a camera phone. They're not the best quality. If you look closely in the last two, you can very faintly see the rainbow that was hanging around.

Happy Monday y'all.

10 comments:

13messages said...

I love this post. There's a Greenway near my home that these pictures remind me of. The quiet and the water always help to calm and soothe me, too.

Have a nice day.

phairhead said...

i like the one of the bridge, it's haunting and somber

viemoira said...

I love water too- it is very calming. I seem to be much more relaxed in a nature atmosphere than anywhere else...

Southern Sage said...

Excellent pics. I like water too and nature is usually soothing to me also.

Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful words to accompany them! Wonderful post!

Gray said...

What beautiful pictures!! I'm like you, I adore getting away from the city and out into the quiet near rolling waters. *sighs* And I live in the desert again why?! lol

Joker_SATX said...

See? for me, this would be good Geocaching terrain. I would start searching frantically for my GPS.

Lisa (aka Charlie) said...

Very pretty pictures!!! I love water.

Emmy said...

Great post. Like you, I enjoy just listening to water and being near it.

And those are not bad pictures from your camera phone! :)
~Emmy

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