Serenity in Nature

by | Oct 30, 2017

When you have the chance to step away from the busy world and step into the world of nature, there is a certain serenity that can be found. This past weekend provided me a few moments to do just that. One was on the slopes of Haleakala at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. Walking through the gardens and stopping along the way to photograph flowers, trees, statues, and places for meditation in the cool air always brings me to a place of serenity. The second spot was on a beach at sunset. As it says in Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s song, White Sandy Beach, “the sounds of the ocean soothe my restless soul…”

Here are a few quotes on the beauty of nature that I hope will inspire you to take some time to step away and find some serenity.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  ~ Rachel Louise Carson

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”  ~ Aristotle

“Nature has been for me…a source of solace, inspiration, adventure and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”  ~ Lorraine Anderson

“Climb the mountains and get good with their tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you…while cares will drop off like autumn leaves…”  ~ John Muir

“Earth laughs in flowers.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until next time…