As I began to write today’s blog, I thought about what really is “Natural Beauty.” To my surprise, that phrase and its definition is actually a fairly hot topic – at least as it applies to people. Well, I’m not near foolish enough to get into a discussion of what constitutes a beautiful person and what doesn’t. To me, the beauty of a person is in the eye of the beholder.
The “Natural Beauty” I’m speaking of, is one that really cannot be argued against. Just one look at these breathtaking landscapes frozen in time, and you will immediately understand the titled phrase above.
From the deep green swamp grass, to the gray hanging Spanish Moss, to the yellow new leaves coming in on the Live Oak Trees, all the way to the bright magenta colors of the Azalea flowers. The only things missing from these photos are the sounds of the birds chirping, the smells of the sweet flower perfume intermingled with the fresh clean swamp water, and the gentle breeze bringing it all together.
This was our morning at Avery Island, Louisiana. We arrived with a slight mist still rising off the water and ground, and we were able to photograph the transformation of the sun making the eerie haze disappear. And there we were, in the middle of one of the most naturally beautiful places I’ve ever been, at what is called by photographers as the Golden Hour.
Although I do consider myself somewhat of a wordsmith, the vibrant colors, the majestic Live Oak and Cypress trees, and the spectacularly draped Spanish Moss, tells more of a wonderfully beautiful story than I could ever spin. Thus the title of today’s blog: Natural Beauty. For nothing could be added to it, to make it any better, or any more beautiful than it is…naturally, all on its own.
I hope you enjoy these pictures. The featured photo has made its way onto our wall above the sofa, and it will forever remind me of that morning, our first trip to Avery Island. If you liked them, please press the “Like” button below and don’t forget to press the “Follow” button as well. Leave me a comment as I love to hear from each and every one of you.
As always, from my camera to yours, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”