Thursday, January 8, 2009

Nature's Wonder

Nature is constantly vigilant in her quest to amaze the soul.

I sat for a time this morning gazing to the sky at what started as a thin layer of clouds were pushed together by competing currents of wind rushing over the mountains, forming shapes like I have never seen before.

As the wispy layer coalesced, it became gently twisting ribbons, curling downward into cascading falls of vapor. As they danced across the sky, giant waves appeared as if waiting for someone to ride their thunderous face before crashing on a mythical reef.

Too soon the show was over, leaving forever with me the blessing of being there to witness nature at her finest.

How often do we miss nature’s spectacle simply because we forget to look up?

May we all have the opportunity to allow nature to fill us with wonder as we ride the clouds of our imagination.

15 comments:

DESPERADO said...

Such a nice post.
Often man forgets that it is the small things which brings him joy.

The Buddhist Conservative said...

Thank you for the comment. We just miss too much when we are looking down.

www.RichardSchooping.com said...

Yes; nature reveals all to those who observe.

Hazelmarie 'Mattie' Elliott said...

This was a wonderful post. Often, nature catches us unaware, and it fills our soul with light. May we always lift our faces to the sky and experience the joy that is so freely given. I really enjoyed reading this.(smile)...Mattie

The Buddhist Conservative said...

Thank you both. Awareness is still a vast uncharted world for me but it feels great.

Namaste

Lord, I want to be whole said...

We can live as if nothing is a miracle or as everything is a miracle......I choose to live as if everything is a miracle. Gratitude is so essential :)

Brenda Lorene said...

I am so fortunate to live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, surrounded by glorious nature. All I see around me inspires and renews me daily. Your observations are alive with imagery, and it was a pleasure to share the scene you viewed that day. May you soar among the clouds! Brenda

The Buddhist Conservative said...

Thank you both for the kind comments. Living surrounded by mountains provides a daily inspiration for life.

suzi said...

Nicely stated, we do in our live take for granted the beauty around us... Thank you for the sit down and the poetic cascaded metaphore of your moment in the sky... Nature teaches always.... Much enjoyed! Suzi

The Buddhist Conservative said...

Thank you Suzi,

My poetry is much akin to a car running on four flat tires but with a little work, perhaps I can get it down to just two flat tires! :)

Paul Maurice Martin said...

You're right. People miss out on a lot.

Beautiful description of watching the clouds.

tikno said...

You are right. Nature always provides beautiful inspiration for human. That depends on each people to understand and appreciate their nature.

In science, Archimedes itself found the "Archimedes' principle" after he got inspiration from the natural occurrence. Principle that states that a body immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the displaced fluid.

One thing that makes me sad is, it seems nature going to change slowly as we known as "global warming". Whether nature has been disappointed against human? One big question mark?????

Sara at On Simplicity said...

Perfectly stated. There's always a sense of bitterness for me in those moments when I see--truly see--something beautiful. Knowing that it's transitory makes it more incredible, but it's tinged with sadness and desperation. I always want to find someone to share that moment with; that shared connection makes it seem more lasting.

The Buddhist Conservative said...

Acceptance of the transient nature of all things helps us take in what is presented to us in the present moment.

I can understand that there can be a bit of sadness when such things are over but we can carry this beauty with us always.

Thank you all for your comments!

isabella mori said...

thank you for a beautiful post. i'm writing this comment from harrison hot springs, where nature so generously gives the gift of healing, wonderfully warm waters. aaaah! thank you, nature! and thank you, robert, for helping me express my gratitude ...