forms and colors
of the moment.
Missouri, United States
Having left the Northeast four years ago, I wasn't aware of how much I miss the daily scenes of winter beauty--of snow, frozen ponds, and winter skies. Seeing these photographs reignited a joy in me that had been dormant.
Florida, United States
Usually I take particular delight in the brighter colors of nature, perhaps the brilliant red of a cardinal’s feathers or the rosy hues of dawn. Today, however, what drew me to linger among these photos was a symphony of subtle greys and grey-tinged blues, forming an abstract design that I found entrancing—and deeply calming. Then came several more abstract patterns in a soft palette of greys, as well as one equally tranquil image with the quiet geometry of snow-covered brown rocks.
The Creator’s paintbrush remains full of surprises!
Oregon, United States
The Images of Nature
galleries have become a source of refuge for me. In the busyness of metropolitan life, there are times I feel less connected to nature. The past few mornings I've found myself drawn to this photo series. As a result, I've discovered that the connection to nature is with me whenever I need it. Sometimes I click through the beautiful photos of Shree Muktanananda Ashram; sometimes I linger on a single image—a blue jay or the silhouette over Lake Nityananda. The experience is invariably the same: I experience Gurumayi's Message and absorption in my own Self.
Connecticut, United States
Every image here is a wonder to see!
I see the natural colors of the clouds at sunset, the radiance beaming through the trees during sunrise as the rays seem to give life to everything they touch. I revel in the pure white snow, the beautiful flower. I love the shapes and patterns of the clouds, looking different each and every morning and evening, as sunlight makes its way through the space between them.
I treasure what nature gives me to see. My eyes fill with relief and relaxation as I continue to gaze. My heart is smiling as I imagine myself walking down the road. I feel so joyful and grateful that the Creator is letting me know that he is with me every time I see and experience the beauty of nature.
I so appreciate the lush photos in the Nature Gallery each month! Having relocated to a warmer climate, I miss the rhythm of changing seasons, and so these images have a particularly meaningful impact on me.
My heart is full of gratitude to the Guru and the photographers for keeping me visually connected to Shree Muktananda Ashram throughout the year. As I spend time with these images, I feel like I’m home.
Texas, United States