Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth…


This morning at dawn

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter. 

Rachel Carson


Blooms on the zucchini 

h/t Movin’ On


8 comments on “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth…

  1. shoreacres says:

    I often think of nature — the recurring cycles — as reassuring. It’s rather nice to know that Carson and I share the same conclusion, and it’s also a reminder that nature is open and available to anyone. No degrees are necessary for observation and appreciation.

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    • Bill says:

      Well said. I like her observation that just as there are cycles in a day, so there are in a year–dawn follows night, spring follows winter.


  2. Laurie Graves says:

    Such a wonderful writer. One of my favorites. She died too young, but oh what she accomplished!


  3. Dearest Bill,
    Love the poem and it is so true!
    Your zucchini blooms made me think or our time living in Italy.
    They serve delicious fried zucchini blossoms!


  4. Scott says:

    I noticed last night our pumpkin and gourd volunteers in the compost pile are blooming. It’s always restorative to me to notice nature and appreciate it.

    Liked by 1 person

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