Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The Beauty of Nature (Russell Falls)
"Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands, a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance you are not alone in the world." Sidney Lovett
Pictured is Russell Falls in the Mount Field National Park. Both the falls and the walk there were so incredibly beautiful I felt awe, excitement and closeness with God.
Beauty, for me, is not optional. I need to see beautiful things in order to have peace within my soul.
When I was a child in Somerset, near Burnie, I would go down to the beach whenever I needed to calm down, to think or to talk with someone alone.
The beach, and its beauty, were very important in my childhood and this has become generalised now to nature generally.
It helps me, also, to know that God has an appreciation for beauty. After all He created the scenery. I therefore thank Him for creating such picturesque settings and pray that I will continue to appreciate them and not take them for granted.
God Bless to all my beautiful friends and family.