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The Joy and Beauty of Taking a Walk in Nature

Updated on January 12, 2014

Photos from Nature

Photo 1 - Nothing fancy here, but a few trees with varying leaf colors and some wildflowers growing in the foreground.  Just lovely and so peaceful.
Photo 1 - Nothing fancy here, but a few trees with varying leaf colors and some wildflowers growing in the foreground. Just lovely and so peaceful. | Source

A woodland garden

Photo 2 - The path in this garden really drew me in.  I love the tall trees and the shade and light, but especially the path.
Photo 2 - The path in this garden really drew me in. I love the tall trees and the shade and light, but especially the path. | Source

Path into the woods

Photo 3  -  There is nothing like an area where the trees are so tall that you cannot capture a photo of them!  Still, I love the set up with the path going into the woods here.  A little fun and discovery along a peaceful walk.
Photo 3 - There is nothing like an area where the trees are so tall that you cannot capture a photo of them! Still, I love the set up with the path going into the woods here. A little fun and discovery along a peaceful walk. | Source

The beginning signs of fall

Photo 4 - Signs of Fall Against a Blue Sky - with a few scattered clouds.
Photo 4 - Signs of Fall Against a Blue Sky - with a few scattered clouds. | Source

A bee on an aster flower

Photo 5 - Bees are too busy looking for their nectar to be bothered with humans that are just out on a nature walk.  I love the simple yet bold colors here.  We shouldn't worry too much about things, just like the bees!
Photo 5 - Bees are too busy looking for their nectar to be bothered with humans that are just out on a nature walk. I love the simple yet bold colors here. We shouldn't worry too much about things, just like the bees! | Source

A flower garden

Photo 6- Simple flowers, yet amazing in how they contrast their colors and design.  It warms my heart to see this.
Photo 6- Simple flowers, yet amazing in how they contrast their colors and design. It warms my heart to see this. | Source

Purple Thistle Flower

Photo 7 - Nature is beautiful and interesting even in the weeds produced!
Photo 7 - Nature is beautiful and interesting even in the weeds produced! | Source

Zinnia Flower

Photo 8- One of my favorite flowers to attract pollinators to the garden, especially butterflies!
Photo 8- One of my favorite flowers to attract pollinators to the garden, especially butterflies! | Source

Photos from Nature Walks

Celebrating Nature - One of the Most Special Things in the World

I love nature. It is something that I love to be a part of any time I can. Whether happy or stressed, I can find some benefit to being out in nature. Nature isn't always beautiful, but it is almost always interesting. This isn't something that came to me or grew over the course of my life. It seems to always have been the case that I loved just being out in nature. I believe that no matter where you are, you can get out into the fresh air and enjoy the natural elements that you can, even if just the sky itself and a few trees here and there. From organized gardens to rambling open areas, to forested areas. I love them all. This hub focuses on some of the more beautiful elements of nature that I have seen while on a walk in beautiful nature. There is nothing quite like it to me! The photos I share have corresponding text to see what they are. Simply match up photo 1 with the actual photo 1 on the right. I hope you enjoy some of the visuals I saw myself.

Photo 1 - This photo is one of a grouping of items, and I liked how the sun was on the leaves and plants. The cast iron fence in the background even lends a nice feel, even though it is not "natural. I loved the brightness of the leaves, making them a yellow color, and the purple flowers, and the simplicity here.

Photos 2 & 3 - These two photos were taken in different places, but both show inside a wooded area with a kind of path. Photo 2 has a stone path, and is a bit more designed, and Photo 3 shows a dirt path. Photo 3 is a bit more rustic looking and always a fun place to visit at August Busch Conservation area. Photo 2 is taken at the Missouri Botanical garden in the woodland garden area. Both places are favorites for getting out and enjoying nature.

Photo 4 - Some tall trees and other shrubs, as fall is approaching. There is something about the age of these old trees, and the colors that I just love. Taken in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Photo 5 - A bee on a common aster flower. These grow in the wild here, and are a favorite wildflower. A favorite both to me and various bees, moths and butterflies that I have seen. That last fact makes me love them all the more!

Photo 6 - Here you see purple, magenta and golden yellow flowers growing all together beautifully. It is a delight to the eyes to see such great groupings of flower, in my opinion!

Photo 7 - This purple thistle, and ones like it, have really grown on me over the last few years. Seen as a weed or nuisance by most, I enjoy that these grow in the roughest of places! They are survivors, and are so interesting just to look at. I can't help but always think of Braveheart also, when that little girl picks one after the little boys father dies. She gives it to him at the funeral, and he saves it until they grow up and fall in love. Forgive me getting side tracked there!

Photo 8 - A simple but very fun zinnia flower. A favorite flower of mine, even though there is no fragrance really to speak of. I love these for their bold statement and addition of color to any place they grow. Butterflies and moths love them too, which makes me an automatic fan! If a year went by and I forgot to grow some of these, I think I would be very sad. I just love to grow them from seed.

Photo 9 - What beats a beautiful, new, single rose? Roses are so naturally beautiful that there isn't much one need say about them. I don't take them for granted though anymore, now that I live in the Midwest USA, where you have to work harder to grow them.

Photo 10 - Bee on a light purple cosmos flower. I grow these for their simple beauty and the way they attract bees and butterflies. These grow wonderfully from seed as well, and are worth giving a shot if you have never grown them before.

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of things that stand out to me on a nature walk. One evening not long ago, it was dark and I was walking my dog. I had never seen the stars so bright, it was beautiful. Another night, the soft breeze was perfect and amazing. You can find all kinds of things to enjoy on a nature walk, even in the dark.

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A Single Rose Bud

Photo 9 - The rose is beautiful even unopened, especially with the light seeming to shine right into it!
Photo 9 - The rose is beautiful even unopened, especially with the light seeming to shine right into it! | Source

Bee on a Cosmos Flower

Photo 10 - Cosmos flowers are also easy to grow and very delicate looking, though pretty hardy little flowers!
Photo 10 - Cosmos flowers are also easy to grow and very delicate looking, though pretty hardy little flowers! | Source

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Your images are beyond beautiful! I love taking hikes through the woods and finding the little things that I may not notice during the busy day.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Lovely photos! My favorite was #8. I'm a nature lover at heart. I love watching the sun set in, listening to the birds chirping and just enjoying the beauty and as well as enjoying the moment by the lake or simply outdoors. vote up beautiful.

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      Alan 5 years ago from Tasmania

      In an often cruel and confusing world, it's a huge blessing to look on the glory of nature and the beautiful colours which lift our spirits.

      Thank you so much.

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      Karen S. Falcon 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Ahhhhh, very nice

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Your pictures are a feast for the eyes! Enjoyed every single one of them. Voted up!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Ardie, thank you very much! I am the same way, about walking through the woods and finding little things along the way. With all the busy days, sometimes it is just nice to slow down, and really look around. Thank you for your comment.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Love Doctor, Thank you! I am glad you shared which you liked the most as well. What you mention about hearing birds chirping and watching a sunset is such a great thing to do, some of my favorite things as well. After some long and busy days, I think its healthy for us to take in some nature in the ways you mention.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Johnny, I totally agree with what you shared above. Sometimes this world is so very crazy that it is easy to get down or stressed out. Having a different way of looking at things, or taking a break from the worries of life can be so nice. Thank you for your comment!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Falcon, I am so glad you liked what you saw here. Thanks for your comment and visit.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Ananceleste, thank you for your vote and comment! It really makes me happy that you enjoyed the photos. Have a wonderful day.

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      What a lovely hub, I just loved all those wonderful images, and a point well made. Thanks, see you again.

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Very beautiful article.

      It makes me homesick for my walks in the bush with my little collie.

      God bless.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Katy, thank you so very much. It makes me so happy you enjoyed the images. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wow you took these pictures? Awesome...i love your nature walk...debbie

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Debbie, yes I took these pictures. I am so glad you liked them, as well as "taking a walk" with me! Have a great day, Paula

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      hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      These photos are so beautiful! I love taking walks in the park, and breathing in the nature that surrounds me. We have some really nice parks in the part of Kentucky that I live in, so I might have to take some photos the next I go walking. I voted this up and beautiful!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hazel, thank you for your kind words on my nature walk photos. Where you live in Kentucky, it sounds perfect for a nature walk. I hope you do take your camera the next time, as I would love to see your photos!

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