Nature’s infinite healing

Boats moored in Lucas Creek, off Greenhithe Wharf, Auckland. NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Spring morning. Lucas Creek at Greenhithe Wharf yesterday. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed.

Greenhithe Wharf is only a few minutes from my house, and sometimes forms part of my morning walk. For the last few months, I’ve been photographing the view up Lucas Creek — although a wet winter has meant that mostly that view has been shrouded in low-lying cloud.

Yesterday the tide was full, the sun was shining and despite the fact that our current 10-day weather forecast is for rain, and more rain, it does finally feel as though spring has arrived.

Misty morning. Boats moored in Lucas Creek at Greenhithe Wharf. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Lucas Creek at Greenhithe Wharf, Auckland, NZ. July 2016. Image: Su Leslie. Edited with Snapseed.

“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 natureβ€” the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
— Rachel Carson

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. This week the theme is nature.

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26 thoughts on “Nature’s infinite healing

  1. Pingback: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature (Autumn and Photomontage Series) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  2. Nice post and great pics!
    I like the Rachel Carson quote about the “repeated refrains of nature”. My son attends a Waldorf School (based on the educational theories of Rudolf Steiner), and natural cycles, such as the progressions of the seasons is a common theme that helps the kids understand and feel comfortable in their world: “the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

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    • Thanks Ian. Some of my nieces and nephews attended Steiner schools in NZ and I’m familiar with the emphasis on the natural world. I think it would be wonderful if “mainstream” schools paid more attention to nature in their teaching philosophies.

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  3. Both shots are just brilliant, Su! And the quote is perfect and so true… I also believe in the healing qualities of nature πŸ™‚ ThereΒ΄s sometimes nothing better for the soul (well, except a wonderful chocolate cake, but who says that you canΒ΄t have both? πŸ˜‰ ).

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