I love how vibrant Mother Nature is. I love the wonderful colors that are visible throughout the world. The greens, the yellows, pinks, whites and blues are all fantastic. Mother Nature has a way of showing off the great things about life. And it’s how full of life the world is that makes me enjoy traveling. But with life comes some death. While I’m not one to photograph dead animals and such, I do enjoy photographing dead or dying trees. To be fair, I’m not sure how dead this tree in this photograph is. It seems to be a fallen tree intertwined with what Mother Nature has grown around it.
I like the idea of Mother Nature taking fallen life back into the Earth. Especially knowing that foliage will grow on and around this fallen trunk. And while there were many things to enjoy at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge, I must admit that this scene was among my favorites. The scene just worked nicely with every element complimenting each other. Not to mention that the colors seemed to really pop for me when I was there. I’m looking to get back there when more of the birds have returned. And with that return visit I’ll be trying to come back with some choice bird shots.
Growth With Life
Everyone and everything grows on this Earth. It’s one of the things in life that we’re all aware of. But one aspect that I’ve made an effort to track is my personal growth. Mentally, physically, you name it and I’m constantly trying to grow and improve as a person. I’m much older now and I like to think I’m getting wiser with age. And when I look at my young nephews and nieces I’m fascinated by how they’re growing as well. I try to pass on some advice when it’s asked for or when it seems appropriate. But I must say that with how easily we can access information these days, today’s kids are pretty book smart. Well, some of them anyways.
I’ll continue to try and improve myself as I continue to grow in this life. And hopefully I can leave some sliver of a positive impact on someone younger than me. Time will tell I suppose. But I have a long life ahead of me so I’ll have plenty of that time to learn and maybe teach.