Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Pace of Nature

Greetings!  I have some pictures to share from my walk last Saturday:


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson













“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”  ~Lao Tzu



















“Nature is what we know -
Yet have not art to say -
So impotent our wisdom is
To her simplicity” ~Emily Dickinson









betchai said...

this is from one walk Diane? it seems like you live in a wildlife sanctuary, love all your pics, especially the bird that is about to fly, is that a hawk?

Diane AZ said...

Hi Betchai, Yes these were all taken one morning and I think that is a hawk.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

The pink flowers are beautiful.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Your pictures area marvelous, Diane--and the quotes are perfect. Thanks!!!

Lindy said...

Diane, I have to say the hawk photo is my favorite. That is an AMAZING capture! As always, all of your photos are beautiful and inviting. I am thrilled to see the leaves on the ocotillo. It is my favorite of the cactus and we have one at our home there. I am finally going to see it with leaves again as we are heading out later this month. =D

The quotes are spot-on.

Well done!

Clytie said...

How blessed you are to be able to spend a Saturday surrounded by such awesome beauty. Wonderful, wonderful photos.

Martha Z said...

You saw a lot of nature on your walk and found wonderful words to go with them.

Julie said...

The quotes along with all your nature shots are just great!!! Love it all.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What wonderful pictures again Diane. Everything seems to have turned green overnight.I especially like the 4th shots with the tips of the leaves still red.

Ebie said...

You don't need to travel far to enjoy the nature's walk. Beauty within reach.

ruma said...

It is a beautiful sign of the spring.
Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.

tom sullivan said...

Hi, thanks for sharing!

Anya said...

You had a W_O_N_D_E_R_F_U_L
The nature on your place is fantastic !!!!

Have a great Easter Weekend
Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Stephanie said...

It's a pleasure to just see the desert through your photos. These album of pictures are indeed pleasing. Hope you have another wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Love yr photos, what a wonderful walk. I love yr macro (4th( - very nice - lovely leaves. Happy Easter!

rainfield61 said...

Your place is very unique in its own way; it is totally a new and different walk.

Torsdag 1952 said...

I'm sitting in the Crowne Plaza in San Francisco and can't sleep during thefrist night.

It is still cold up here and we had snow in the mountains next to the coastline.

Hope it will bi warmer next week when we are in Arizona.

Have a wonderful Easterweekend.


•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Beautiful photos, and all the quotes are just wonderful.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Thérèse said...

You see so much more than I do... or perhaps my eyes are simply not wide opened... :)
It's beautiful!
Have a really nice weekend!

Lance said...

The views all look so peaceful. And I love the animal photos. What a wonderful place you have to visit!

cieldequimper said...

'Tis a sin to be jealous so I won't say it again! Magnificent photos, thanks for taking us on your walk with you!

Gaelyn said...

Wow Diane, that was a spectacular walk, so many sights with the awakening spring desert. I miss it. The hawk is very exciting. What are those fuzzy pink blooms?
Excellent captures!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Gaelyn, the fuzzy pink blooms are fairy dusters or Caliandra. They also come in red.

cata said...

You are lucky to senjoy all this nature all around you.
Nice pictures, I agree with “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu.

Johnny Nutcase said...

aw, these are all so great! Looks like it was a great hike! I love the desert in spring. I always cringe though when i see animals eat the prickly pear! Ouch! Great photos!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Diane, you see so much more wildlife than I do on my hikes! And such awesome photos - you are superb!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fantastic shots! The top photo is stunning!!

Ezhilan said...

The leaves in the fourth photo, with it's red and green colors look beautiful.I like the lighting.The flowers in the seventh photo looks like fire works.The photo of the bird in take off position have a great timing.Wonderful captures!

Anya said...

Happy Easter !!

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Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Regina said...

Beautiful and amazing!

happily retired gal said...

thanks so much for sharing these WONDERFUL desert views from your walk with us ... just beautiful!
Happy Easter to you and yours.
Hugs and blessings,

Blessing Reflections said...

Gorgeous photos of nature, just absolutely refreshing to see!

Mary said...

Neat hawk shot!

Self Sagacity said...

Boy, if that's my walk I would get out more. I've got nothing but bushes and shrubs!

Ayie said...

great shot! what an action!