Nature? Most of us city dwellers aren’t paying attention, we’re so busy multi-tasking with text messages, emails, and the constant chattering in our head-phones, that even when a noisy flocks of parrots or crows flies over our heads, we don’t notice.
I dare you to put everything away (including and especially your cellular phone!) and with only a hankie in your pocket [!] take yourself somewhere far from city noises where all you can hear is your own breathing, so your eyes can see again.
It’s not difficult, just switch off everything and come with me.
First a general view of why I love to hike …
Next some trees…
I photographed these two on Mount Baldy, which is about an hour from Los Angeles, and over 7,000 feet above sea level
I photographed the next two trees hiking near Big Bear Lake which is about two hours from Los Angeles and also over 7,000 feet above sea level
When you’re outdoors, don’t forget to look up….
and to look down …
How many of you would believe me if I told you that a beautiful, delicate flower would emerge from a bunch of thorns? Have a look for yourself…
What is this? Do you think it’s important to know whether this is a weed or a wildflower, or can you just enjoy the beauty of the textures?
As you might expect I have many photos I’d like to share, but WordPress’s new Media system won’t allow me to upload any more pictures. I get the message:
I’d love to hear what you think after seeing these few pictures.
- I hope you take up my challenge and go on a walk with only a hankie in your pocket.
- Did you manage to stop the chatter?
- When was the last time you heard yourself breathing?
- Did you have a favorite photo?
This post is part of the on-line adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. The Challenge this week is Texture in Nature!
Check out the other entries here.