I ran across this post at Camilla’s blog. And couldn’t agree more. However, being me I’ve got plenty to add. I can’t just leave it at that. These are pictures of drift wood I took in Kauai.
The driftwood looks like art to me. Often I find myself mesmerized by the patterns, colors, textures, and designs in nature. An intricately formed spider web. The color contrast of a particular plant in my garden. The lush texture of moss on a rock, like velvet. The way the light and shadow fall through a leafy branch. It makes me want to recreate these things somehow or snap a photo. I saw an article in National Geographic this year of gloriously multicolored nudibranchs, it nearly took my breath away! And one of the things I love most about being a mom is being out in nature with the boys. Someone will be so excited about showing the rest of us something they’ve found – a fossil in a rock, an interesting insect, or a colorful leaf. And it feels like we are discovering the world in a fresh way, and the moment becomes sacred as we contemplate the miracles that surround us.