Tag: nature

768x768_teal_quote of the day squareWe have discovered that it is actually an aid in the search for knowledge to understand the nature of the knowledge which we seek.
—Sir Arthur Eddington, “The Philosophy of Physical Science.”

It’s funny, to me, the way people refer to childbirth as a miraculous event. A miracle is something that defies nature.  Only, childbirth has got to be the most natural thing in the world. Top three anyway.  But, on the other hand, when you thing about it, there’s really no other word that fits. Sperm. Egg. A coincidental meshing of genetic information that will grow something that could write an opera or cook up some Napalm. It blows my mind.
—Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. —R. Buckminster Fuller

Building a bridge is a war with the forces of Nature. —Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge


768x768_teal_quote of the day squareYou think Nature is some Disney movie? Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It’s feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn’t getting hit with lightning today, it’s an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you’re ending up on the wrong end of the food chain.
—Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Bolt from the Blue, 1994

December Leaves

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge this week is nature. Yesterday afternoon the sunlight in the leaves of our Japanese Maple tree captivated me and resulted in this photograph. I used the Jane lens/Robusta film/Jolly Rainbo 2X flash in the Hipstamatic app to take this photo.

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