Before breakfast

0650/19th July 2022

It really cannot be a bad day that starts out thus.

That begins with Nature’s simple but stunning images.


A conversation with a cheeky friend:

“Oh my, Grandma! What big feet you’ve got!”

Or one that’s really small;

“Are you alright there little beetle?”

“Yes thanks!”

It had its eye on that aphid!


Even aphids can have a bad day but maybe getting re-cycled isn’t so terrible.

It’s part of the whole cycle, isn’t it?

It is so easy to dismiss tiny creatures as unimportant but everything is relative.

In Nature, nothing is unimportant.

And if you take time to look, there is a world of exquisite perfection in every life.

For that matter, in every drop of dew.

Like most people, I enjoy pretty flowers.

But to me, Queen Anne’s Lace is extraordinary.

Watching these delicate buds form, all according to a unique pattern, every year, reminds me of how little I understand about the Natural world.

Or about the cycle of renewal that we are all a part of.

It makes me unafraid of what comes next.

Our “evolved” species has detached so far from Nature.

We have forgotten what it is like to be fresh and perfect and beautiful like these humble buds.

As human beings we strive constantly to change ourselves with bizarre, often expensive or even outrageous clothing.

We paint our faces and do crazy things with our hair.

We are seduced into all manner of unnatural and unhealthy lifestyles.

Wild creatures seek only to survive in their given form.

They are so beautiful, yet we think ourselves superior.

In suburbia we grow so detached

Freed from that unnatural environment, one can only be humbled and in awe of our planet Earth.

May mankind find its way before it is too late.

6 thoughts on “Before breakfast

  1. I find peace in the certain knowledge that humans will be extinct one day, in some apocalypse caused by their own greed and selfishness. Perhaps then, Nature will rekindle itself, free from our interference.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I think more and more of us are of a like mind. The recent excess heat wave reporting in the UK was all about breaking records, as if that was something to be proud of. There seems to be little sense of social responsibility so it is extremely unlikely that any necessary steps will actually be taken.

  3. Such a great post Carolyn. Why is it that not more people like the simple life? Just look at how beautiful is nature (your pictures are evident of this) … we need to appreciate our surroundings much more. It’s the smaller detail in nature that normally catches my eye and make me happy to be a witness of unmatched beauty.

  4. I love the nature. Everything is so beautiful and harmonious in it. And peaceful.
    Your photos just gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful day Carolyn!

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