Clouds above you? So is the sun.

Clouds above you? So is the sun.
Clouds above you? So is the sun.
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Twisted, sinewy, old, with a fresh beard of ivy.

Amazing sculptural beauty in nature. This Australian tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) became more visually complex over time.
Amazing sculptural beauty in nature. This unusual Australian tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) became more visually complex over time.  It’s beauty lingers even after death.
Twisted, sinewy, old, with a fresh beard of ivy.
Twisted, sinewy, old, with a fresh beard of ivy.
A study in contrasts. Frayed bark, neat glossy leaves.
A study in contrasts. Frayed bark, neat glossy leaves.
Bent, twisted, but unbroken by eternal forces of nature.
Bent, wildly twisted, but still unbroken by eternal forces of nature.

Sunlight on water. A journey through stars.

Glints of late sunlight reflected on gentle waves in a harbor.
Glints of late sunlight reflected on gentle waves in a harbor.
Points of light expand as the camera nears. Dark water deepens.
Points of light expand as the camera nears. Dark water deepens.
The light of our sun is transformed into a universe of blazing stars. A journey into wonder.
The light of our sun is transformed into a universe of blazing stars. A journey into wonder.

Natural beauty observed during one walk.

A fallen leaf of many colors on a damp natural canvas of tree bark.
A fallen leaf of many colors on a damp natural canvas of tree bark.
A late summer rain has brightened fading greens.
A late summer rain has brightened fading greens.
A delicate, small flower greets another ordinary day by an ordinary river.
A delicate, small flower greets another ordinary day and a walker.
Beautiful leaves and stems beside the river pathway.
Beautiful leaves and stems beside a river pathway.
A camera-shy snail on a mottled leaf.
A camera-shy snail on a mottled leaf.

Beauty is a dance of light.

Beauty is a dance of light.
Beauty is a dance of light.

Our eyes see nothing but reflected light. Reflections on the water are like shining glimpses of a higher world, a world that we cannot touch and barely fathom. Perhaps that is our own world.