As I meandered slowly and appreciatively through this month’s nature photos, I was reminded of a course I once took in art history—but this
was a course in the art of the Creator! Certain photos of the shimmering colors reflected in the waters of Lake Nityananda reminded me of impressionist masterpieces. Others reflected for me the styles of landscape artists and naturalists who take great delight in showing one insect, one bird, one flower, in its God-given perfection. Still other images, whose subtle colors and patterns arrayed themselves with no discernible shapes to attach them to, were works of abstract art. And one exquisite photo of a single reddish-pink flower had the spare esthetic of a Japanese master.
Savoring all this variety among the images reminded me that, for me, one of the most enchanting aspects of the abundance of natural beauty in our precious world is its multifaceted diversity.
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