For the Love of Nature

I can’t help myself – I want to photograph all of the beautiful things that surround me. Especially when I am immersed by glorious nature. Whether I am at the water’s edge or nestled by greenery in the deep forest, I am at home. The boulders grab my attention as a place to stop and rest. The birds sing notes of joy while the playful squirrels chase each other. In the summer I welcome the heat and the lush growth. In the autumn the pallet of vibrant color brings a sense of awe. A stunning sunset atop a snow covered hill makes my heart full as the crystalline snow crunches beneath my feet. The first small green plant to break the soil’s surface in early spring is a splendid reason to rejoice. Through all the cycles and seasons, there is nothing I love more than being surrounded by nature.

A Moment of Reflection
Photo by Sonya Julie

“The indigenous soul lives close to the ground, to moss, river, and loon. It moves in springs and wind, is close to the breath of coyotes. It is scratched on rock walls around the planet, is seen dancing around firelight and is heard in stories told under the canopy of stars. The indigenous soul is the thread of our humanness woven inextricably with the world. Where all things meet and exchange the vitality that is life, there is soul.” – Francis Weller

Mossy Rock in Autumn
Photo by Sonya Julie

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

“What is life?…
It is the flash of firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” – Crowfoot Chief

Quiet Summer Day
Photo by Sonya Julie

“Joy is achieved when our beliefs are aligned with our actions and all the pieces of our life have integrity and love at its core” – Sonya Julie

Winter Walk
Photo by Sonya Julie

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