The City of Austin via Nature’s Floral Magic
I could never fully understand my mother’s love for the Nature when I was young. She got so much pleasure from working her garden, both alone and with her sisters. It seems I have now acquired this same love for planting seeds, nurturing the earth’s composition, trying to figure out what each plant needs and hoping for the best.
When I travel in particular, I am shocked at the end of the day with the number of nature shots I have taken. Either I notice something for the first time or I am witness to a new birth or change in a plant that simply did not exist the day before. Because I took the bus each day while in Austin, Texas attending SXSW, opportunities to notice Nature’s magic were plentiful. These are from one day.
I just looked down and these were peeping up at me. It reminded me that Nature is breathing right along me.
When I am running away from these golden bees I forget that they are some of the hardest workers in the cosmos and deserve much applause for all they do in creating and supporting growth and beauty.
I’d never seen a cactus plant this large living in the Northeast and they don’t grow naturally in the Northwest except perhaps on the Olympic Peninsula in the rainforest. And I am not even sure of that statement. But the point of this picture are the red circular buds. I do believe these are the flowers of a cactus plant.
I walked pass the Trace Building located at 200 Lavaca Street and was drawn in by the sounds of live music on the streets and this beautiful composition. Clearly I am not the only one to appreciate the beauty of Nature that is.
Note: all pictures taken by me except bumble-bee