Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating 100 years of inspiration and nature at its best. Anyone who knows me is aware that I was drawn to RMNP and Colorado by John Denver’s music – specifically ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH.
“…Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake
And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high…”
The land feels sacred as it conveys its life and flow through its images of peace and serenity. Isabella Bird described RMNP best with a quote from her book A LADY’S LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS – “Everything suggests a beyond.”
I still love the challenge of macro photography. It involves not only a connection to the earth (for example, the wind) but also one’s choice regarding focus. This part of macro photography always reminds of my life – my choices and what I am choosing to focus on with my thoughts and time. I know that this is a recurring theme on my blog. However, the process of life involves constant diligence.
We are challenged every day with images all around us. When we take the time to notice the canvas of life displayed by nature, we can shift our perspective to what is good and beautiful. It can make us breathe and relax. It can help us to set priorities. Take a day and notice all life around you. Notice if these perceptions create new perspectives.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself. We find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”
I am amazed by natural shapes and patterns in our world. These images make a bold statement with their roundness, curvature and dramatic impact with the sky. It is as though they are saying: “I am here.” “Notice me.” “Acknowledge me.” “Appreciate the diversity of who I am.”
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson