From Late Latin “variegatus,” meaning “made of various sorts or colors.” Imagine how different our world would be if people were variegated.
Cloud walker. One who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not abide by the precepts of society, literature, or art. Nefelibata is derived from the Portuguese words “nephele” (cloud) and batha (a place where you can walk).
Looking for things to take pictures of, we mostly see the pretty things. If it doesn’t catch the eye, it goes unnoticed. But looking beyond the pretty, beauty and meaning in the mundane waits to be discovered. If we are so lucky to truly see beyond, we start losing interest in what’s eye-appealing and a love for the unnoticed begins to grow.
I really like the colors in this shot. The pine cones are drenched, making them darker and creating a sharp contrast with the lighter bracts. The green background is divine. Fun facts: the Douglas-Fir is Oregon’s official state tree, it’s not a fir tree, and green is my favorite color!
My spirit is uplifted when spending time in nature – a great way to start the day. Something I need, and I need to do more of. When I don’t commune with nature, I start forgetting that I need it. It’s not just me. Time spent in nature – even our own backyards – benefits our health, physically, spiritually, and psychologically.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he[she] seeks.” ― John Muir