The Joy and Beauty of Taking a Walk in Nature
Photos from Nature
A woodland garden
Path into the woods
The beginning signs of fall
A bee on an aster flower
A flower garden
Purple Thistle Flower
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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