We have seen that flies can be beautiful. But there is beauty all around us in nature.
Some would argue that flowers are beautiful because they need to be bright and colorful in order to attract pollinators. That same argument could apply towards many animals–they need to be beautiful in order to attract a mate.
But what about mosses? Is there a “need” for them to be beautiful? Yet they are.
Perhaps they remind us in some way of a larger landscape.
But this hornwort is totally alien to any larger landscape we know. Can you see the beauty in it?
What about this mix of lichens, mosses, and ice? Can you see the beauty in that?