Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Nature Nerd Wednesdays

Welcome to Nature Nerd Wednesdays, your mid-week nature break to reconnect with the calming, refreshing, and inspiring effects of nature. Take a deep breath and enjoy...

Two weeks ago, we reveled in the starry night skies. Last week, we wandered in the snowy silence of the forest. This Nature Nerd Wednesday, we're going to do a little bit of both! Take a look at the Mother Nature Network article below, featuring the photography of Tiina Tormanen, who captures exquisite snowy night scenes of the Lapland region of Finland.

Tormanen is quoted in the MNN article saying "Far too many [of us] are busy — too busy to think about life itself, and the media around us pull out a lot of misery and war on so many levels. I want to remind them of another part of the reality, of the one that matters."

And isn't that what Nature Nerd Wednesdays are all about? Check out Tormanen's work on her website... I recommend scrolling through the NORTHERN LIGHTS - Winter gallery to escape to truly magical winter landscapes filled with color and light. I can only imagine what it would be like to stand in the midst of those quiet, snowy scenes and gaze upward at the undulating northern lights and stars twinkling in the clear night sky.

For a different take on the winter night scenes, do yourself a favor and look at the work of local artist Nikki Frumkin of Drawn to High Places. Her ink-and-watercolor paintings capture the breathtaking beauty of our Pacific Northwest mountains in all their snowy and starry glory. I'll take one of each, please!!

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