“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity! I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
This morning I walked outside to take some shots of the rainbow lorikeets in the trees, when one flew down and started dancing in front of the camera. Luckily, another mate landed on the balcony for it to impress instead of me.
So here are some resulting pictures of the rainbow lorikeet’s mating displays and a couple from the beautiful garden and surrounds (the simple pleasures).