“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
~~~Robert Louis Stevenson
We all find inspiration in various places. For me, nature is usually a good place to start. I’ve been surrounded by forests my entire life, have watched with wonder as the seasons change.There have probably been times when I took this for granted having lived in the country all my life.
I like to write about the outdoors; the sound, the sight and smells of rural Nova Scotia. Even when I don’t actually give a name to the setting in my story I usually write with the assumption that it is somewhere close to home. It is what I know, and what I love. It feels right.
I love these pictures for their greenness, for the way they remind me of how awesome our forests really are when left untouched, uninhabited. They really can renew a weary spirit without even trying. I can hardly wait for our green world to come out of hiding. It will be another month or more before the leaves appear. But for now I must sift through my photos with longing until that time comes..
What has inspired you lately?