More Beauty in Nature

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.

christmas tree moss

 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?

blue green lichen

What about this mix of lichens, mosses, and ice?  Can you see the beauty in that?

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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4 Responses to More Beauty in Nature

  1. Absolutely! All the elements of beauty exist in this tiny microcosm of life, and it is animated with the living essence of all. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us all 😉 Best wishes, WG

  2. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Oh they are so lush and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures!

  3. bill says:

    Great plug for cryptogams. Where did you shoot these? Bill

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