The Internet is jammed with photos of many pretty things; people, architecture and of course kittens. Driving up through the mountains from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, last summer, I drove around a bend that allowed me to see a majestic view of the valley and it literally took my breathe away. I stopped on the return trip to marvel at the grandeur of the sight and was not disappointed; it was amazing! We are surrounded by these wonderful things and every now and then we are surprised and delighted by the world around us. If we are observant, we will be amazed by the intricacies of a spiders web, the diversity of a field of flowers, the largeness of the starry sky or the provision for an insect drinking from a dew drop on a blade of grass. We live on a marvelous planet with mystery and beauty all around, be watching and expect to be surprised.
When was the last time you were left speechless by nature? When was the last time nature made you feel insignificant? How does touching the ancient land give your life perspective? How do you engage with the natural world? What is a natural site you would like to see in your lifetime? Where would you like to visit that technology has not yet granted access?