It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
Finally! Finally, there are hummers at my feeders. I think they’re migrating southward because they know what’s probably already in the northlands. In any case, I got to spend some time over the weekend trying to capture them with my camera.
Hummers have always fascinated me. I think they’re one of nature’s most puzzling creatures. There are so many things that defy the odds of survival, hummers being one of them. And they are one of the most inspiring of nature’s wonders.
And nature is always inspiring, isn’t it? When we divert our attention from the everyday drama of our lives, nature puts on an amazing show for us…and tends to put things back into perspective. From the stars in the heavens to the teeniest bug under our feet, the intricacies and complexities of everything around us are astounding….if we will only take the time to pay attention.
Renown scientist, Steven Hawking, thinks, “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
While Mr Hawking and I differ on many theological topics, I do agree that we’re very special. And, minor or not, we live on a very special planet. 🙂
And that’s uplifting.
LInking up with Quotography, Tuesday Muse and Texture Tuesday
(because I can’t seem to find time for three separate submissions with my crazy schedule.)