The influence of fine scenery, the presence of mountains, appeases our irritations and elevates our friendships ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Festival of leaves: Late Autumn in Norway
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne (Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842)
It seems like after 178 years I am doing the same.
How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days ~John Burroughs
The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish. ~ Federico Castigliano
Lens artists photo challenge – A photo walk &
Dawn’s Festival of leaves
“But why are we attracted to symmetry?
Why do we human beings delight in seeing perfectly round planets through the lens of a telescope and six-sided snowflakes on a cold winter day?
The answer must be partly psychological.
I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.
The search for symmetry, and the emotional pleasure we derive when we find it, must help us make sense of the the seasons and the reliability of friendships.
Symmetry is also economy.
Symmetry is simplicity.”
Alan Lightman (American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur)
Nature is as uniform as variant ~Mahrukh
For Becca’s Sunday Trees