The natural world is far more mysterious, frightening and beautiful than any big-budget effects movie will ever be. These un-altered images offer just a small smattering of proof.
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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ~Alice Walker
“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” ~Jules Renard
“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~Theodore Roethke
“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” ~Frederick Douglass
“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” ~Mattie Stepanek
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
“A leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” ~Walt Whitman
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow