Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Trust the process...

by Kim

"The poetry of the earth is never dead."

- John Keats

No, the poetry of the earth is never dead, but sometimes it may appear that way. Sometimes it just mimics a dead leaf that just hasn't dropped from the clutches of a branch.

But then, if you pay really close attention to the subtle details you realize there is so much to hear. So much that exists well beyond what we consider to be silence.

Because beyond that silence, beyond what we can see with our eyes, things are happening. A million beautiful things are going on around us. . . moment by precious moment.

Under all the layers, that stretch far outside the limits of our busy lives.

Beyond comprehension really. Awe inspiring, mind blowing stuff.

And the more time I spend observing, and not just being in it but living with it, the more balanced and at peace I become.

I know it sounds so cliche, but nature continues to be that place, that for me, is so miraculous just in the confines of how intricately it all works together, how connected it is to itself. A place of complete awe and wonder even if it's experiencing a butterfly emerge for literally over the 1000th time!

A place where life happens even when it appears there is none....and yet still teaches me to trust the process.

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
  There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
  There is a society, where none intrudes,
  By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
  I love not man the less, but Nature more."
  - George Gordon

{This is a polydamas swallowtail that has been over wintering inside my house since late last August and just emerged a week ago. We can trust that Mother Nature knows her business, and this is indeed a sign that spring is arriving. You can see a video of this one emerging from its long winters nap on instagram - kimatpickingpoppies - I had trouble getting it to focus at a nano-seconds notice and as it goes with nature there are no re-takes}

Have a great day,


terriporter said...

It's so amazing how these butterflies make their chrysalis look like a dead leaf! Yes, nature is a constant wonder to me too and even more amazing when something appears out of seemingly nothing. We must trust the process. Beautiful photos, Kim!

Dotti said...

Such an intricate, precisely planned process. When we see something so amazing and so beautiful, can we doubt the process? I'm seeing real signs of the earth coming back to life around here and it has done my heart and soul a world of good. Such great thoughts and such lovely photos today, Kim!

heyjudephotography said...

Oh Kim, after a veryyy long day at wirky ( just getting home now around 10pm), your post was poetry - pure poetry. I find being in, really in nature to be so meditative, and you are right - it is wonderful and amazing!

Roxi Hardegree said...

The poetry of the earth... That is the best quote ever. That butterfly emerging after all this time was God's message to you Kim. You can ponder that one in heart for a long time.

kelly said...

nature is a constant reminder to me to look beyond what is right in front of my eyes. your butterflies just speak to that so beautifully. I can't imagine witnessing that on such a regular basis as you do....so thank you for sharing it with us. xo

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