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The Powerful Majesty of Nature

Updated on December 31, 2010

Waking up early the other morning, I noticed the air outside was a hazy frosty white. I went to my car and took off to do some shopping. As I drove, I noticed that all the trees, all the branches, all the weeds, all the blades of grass were covered with a layer of snow and what appeared to be hoar frost. It was if millions of people had spent all nite flocking all the vegetation to the nth degree. Michelangelo and all the great masters together could not have created a grander masterpiece!

I thought to myself that taking a photograph would be a great way to capture the beauty of the moment, but then realized that no picture could even come close to doing justice to the gorgeous natural spectacle I was witnessing.

I continued to drive and marvel at what nature had wrought. It brought home even more the reality that man is puny and insignificant in comparison to the powerful majesty of nature. Yet man still has the arrogance and the ignorance to think that he can alter nature and the course it is on. How naive we are. Just as we could not have even come close to duplicating the beauty created this winter morning, we can not come close to bending nature to our will or do more than mildly irritate nature with our actions. In due course nature will take care of any issues created by man and continue on its way.  The History Channel has a series called "Life After People"  that shows what a world without humans might be like.  It is eye opening and humbling! 

Whether it is the muddy rains in California, the blizzards in the Northeast, the freezing cold in the Southeast, or the quiet beauty of that cold winter morning, nature will give us what she will. We can revel in what is given or resist futilely, it matters not. The power, the majesty will prevail.

 

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Beautiful piece of writing that makes me feel peaceful. Happy New Year to you and yours. Voted up and beautiful.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Thanks POP! Happy New Year and hopefully all your days in the coming year will have peace!

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      American_Choices 6 years ago from USA

      God is the very best artist. Every morning he greets us with a sunrise, every evening sun set is God's signature.

      Beautiful! Celebrating nature's wonders.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      thanks AC! Nature is truly wondorous!

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      salt 6 years ago from australia

      We are part of nature and we can work with natures spirit - it is a wonderful thing. Do you know what it feel like when the ocean greets you? When the stingray knows your step and the water helps you glide.

      When the trees acknowledge you and the birds carry on twittering as if you are not there. Thats when I feel part of it all. I know too the feel of an aboriginal guide, through the ether of the dreamtime. How they listen to the earth and do not fear.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      The earth and all its elements embraces us. Mostly we do not recognize it.

      I do know what the greeting of the ocean is like. I know the warm embrace of the earth as I lay in the grass and we meld together to form one, the caress of the breeze as it enfolds me. We are a part of the earth, as it is a part of us.

      Thanks for the visit, salt! I am happy to know another earthlover!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder to stop and smell the roses - so to speak. I have seen Life After People. Amazing show.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      That was a lovely tribute to Mother Nature and all her glory that she give us...from Sea to shining Sea...coast to coast...Thanks for sharing, Logic,commonsense.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Sally and b.Malin,

      Words cannot express the beauty that Mother Nature bestows upon us! Lots of us are just too unwilling or unable to see it!

      Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!

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      Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

      There is no way of capturing Mother Nature's beauty or artistic talent. We can try and duplicate it, but we will only come close, never to duplicate it exactly. I have seen that show, and I also saw one that went on about how insects would rule the earth when humans are gone. It makes me think how insignificant we humans are in the scope of things -- just look at the time line of history -- we are nothing but a small blip in the whole continuum of time. Mother Nature has been around since the beginning. Who are we trying to fool???

      Wonderful reminder of how we should appreciate what is given to us, and not take it for granted.

      Well done logic! (and, xoxo) :)

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      Beth, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan made humans look puny and weak. We not only should appreciate nature, we should respect what it can do to us and how little effect we truly have on it.

      Thanks for stopping by, glad to see you around again!

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      Catherine Tally 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      logic, commonsense-

      We are kindred spirits here. Although nature lashes out and wreaks havoc on us, I still find comfort in knowing that she has the ability to humble us. I will savor her beauty, fear her power, and respect them both. It is folly for us to think we can truly alter her course. In the end, we will have destroyed ourselves, and nature will carry on.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      cat, thanks for stopping by! It is fun to meet someone who understands, respects, and admires nature in a like fashion! I never tire of the suprises nature brings us and look forward to sharing them with the rest of passengers along for the ride!

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      ArtzGirl 6 years ago from San Diego

      Have they started Chemtrailing your area yet? I live in Southern CA and I'm very upset about all of the Chemtrail planes flying over head that are damaging our natural beauty in Southern CA.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      What a Beautiful piece you wrote Logic, gives one lots to think about...and isn't that what life is all about. Thanks for sharing your Thoughts on Nature.

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      b. Malin-thank you so much for your kind words! My purpose in writing is to give the reader something to think about. Nature is the basic and the common thread of everything and it's simplicity is what is most beautiful about it!

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      Jennifer 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      It's nice to see that so many people appreciate nature. I can walk outside and hear the trees singing- I suppose that that's just the Native American in me coming out.

      And thank you very much for your fan mail!!!! :)

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      klarawieck 6 years ago

      Beautiful article, logic. Well said!

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      logic,commonsense 6 years ago

      jj and klara, thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments! Nature itself is the beauty, I just observe and report.

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      happy mummsy 5 years ago

      totally agree .. nature is one way of reminding man that there are things that he cannot create, that he cannot change, that he cannot duplicate but rather he be inspired by it .. nice hub! ~ m

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      logic,commonsense 5 years ago

      Thanks, hm! Glad you could stop by.

      We are a part of nature, but we do not mold it, it molds us!

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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      Beautiful piece on nature. I went to Varrysburg,NY today to the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure - all gorgeous farmland country - up-close animal feeding - just God at HIS best. What a joy clean air is - crops growing - happy, healthy animals and people having a lovely time and not a drop of rain in sight. Thanx.

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      This is such a beautiful way to express ones awe at what God has created! I voted it up and beautiful and awesome. I live in FL now but am originally from Upstate NY where winter, in all its beauty reigns. Thank you for sharing.

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      logic,commonsense 5 years ago

      Thanks SusieQ! I is truly a privilege to view such natural works of art and an honor to share it.

      I appreciate your comments!

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Great hub. What a nice reminder of how little we can contribute but the greatness we are given.

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      logic,commonsense 5 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words mljdgulley! We are reminded constantly how powerless we really are, yet many still do not get the message.

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      What a beautiful,inspired piece of writing. I wholeheartedly agree and share in your appreciation in the minute and magnificent wonders that surround us every day! Thanks for a wonderful hub-

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      logic,commonsense 5 years ago

      Thank you for visiting grinnin! I am humbled by such kind words! I am totally inadequate to express what true beauty and wonder I see in nature everyday.

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