Monday, February 25, 2013


 TIP #21
Appreciate Nature's patterns.

Nature can seem so random. Yet her elegant alignments, rhythms, unisons, and repetitions suggest the hand of a deliberate intelligence.

Hear its wisdom in cricket song and echo; see it in wood grain and feather; know it in fingerprint and heartbeat.


Laurie Buchanan said...

I found you by way of "Patricia's Wisdom" and I'm sure glad I did.

Susan Blake said...

Hi Jeff,
That was lovely! I've been accused of being a tree hugger but I really do it to embrace the texture. Natures patterns and textures are awesome - divinely created!

Jeffrey Willius said...

Hi Laurie -- I'm sure glad you found me too! I love your blog too. I tried to comment on your today's post on thinking outside the box, but WordPress and I don't get along. So here's what I would have posted: Great, post, Laurie. Can't help but think how differently women and men tend to process info. and emotion. You may enjoy this post I wrote about it:
Hope you'll drop in again soon and that you'll share posts you especially like with others :-)

Jeffrey Willius said...

SuZen -- You obviously get it. There are so many aspects to how we connect with Nature...and each other. The patterns remind me that it's not just random beauty, but part of an intentional, intelligent design. Awesome!!

Sara said...

I came from Patricia's review of your book. She made me curious about you and what led you to write the book.

This post reminded me of something that happened the other day. I was petting my cat and really noticed the patterns on her fur.

She has black zig-zaggy stripes on her body and face. It amazed me to think the black hair grew exactly right to create those stripes. It really is very beautiful and unique.

I like the idea of the "the hand of a deliberate intelligence."

TALON said...

Hi, Jeffrey! Nice to meet you. As a photographer, I am so often blown away by nature's little secrets -which is what I think when I shoot macro. It's like an entirely different universe and it would be a shame if we wandered past and didn't stop to gaze, wouldn't it?

Jeffrey Willius said...

Indeed, it would be a shame, Talon. It ofter strikes me how the macro view isn't the only way of discovering these small wonders. Sometimes, zooming way out for the biggest possible framing also reveals them: patterns, aberrations, subtle coloring, etc.
Thanks for the comment! Love your blog!

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