Here they come

Marsha’s #WQWWC #41 Writers Choice or Order

Every year they appear on the trees, fence posts, blades of grass or anywhere a tree used to be around seventeen years ago. I love finding them as did my daughters who loved to wear them as brooches. It will soon be Summer and their constant singing will ring out through the bush, a sound of an Australian Summer.

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.”
― Henri Poincaré, Science and Method

“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: ‘Here are our monsters,’ without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
― Jacques Derrida

“Everything you see is in the process of making or unmaking or dying or living. Everything is in a state of change.”
― Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs

Masked

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Oscar Wilde

If anyone has encountered a Masked Lapwing, they will give you the truth. Come near my nest and look out. Trouble is Masked Lapwings, or Plovers as they are generally known, lay their eggs anywhere they want. I have seen nests in the middle of football fields or on the grass verge on the side of a road.

They will defend their right to be casual egg layers quite violently. They have spurs on their wings which can be quite nasty if attacked.

Connected

Debbie’s quotation-inspired image photo challenge

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We may be the same
but we are different
from the same connection
we exist

We are connected
here
there
everywhere
Some connections prickly
some connections smooth
but there is always
love

Inside Outside

Debbies Quotation Inspired Image

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.”   – J. R. R. Tolkien

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Also Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 34

Off they go

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”  – Louisa May Alcott

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Some nice views of Australia