I Wtk Your Most Beautiful Memories of the Natural World

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    Winter's Severe Beauty

    Winter's icy blanket creates a crystal cathedral out of ordinary woods against the clear blue sky.  Bright sunshine reflects like prisms on dripping icicles.  Vibrant red Cardinals herald the beautify of the frozen landscape as they deftly nibble pine cone seeds from...
    LizaJane1 LizaJane1
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    Backpacking In The Rockies

    To me the simple things are what making spending time in nature worthwhile. Backpacking and camping brings on hard times as we have to rely mostly on ourselves to ensure our comfort. One of the worst nights I spent camping was on a backpacking trip in the Colorado Rockies. I...
    jerrywest jerrywest
    36-40, M
    Jan 7, 2011

    Sunset In Utah

    It was the summer Dad learned why folks don't drive through the desert in the middle of the day. I wan't more than 8 or 9 years old and thought traveling across the nation in a pop top VW camper was the world's best way to spend a summer vacation! Everything had gone wrong this...
    Koiponder Koiponder
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2010

    It Recalls

    a fawn who stood up as I walked by, her mother woke, saw me and ran off, the fawn followed, and then ran back, to about 10 feet of me, looked, walked about 15 feet away and laid down.  I continued my walk back to the car.I remember a blue racer, standing nearly 3 feet off the...
    coloco coloco
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2011

    Updrafts

    I had no problem thinking about this question, it's the most beautiful place on this earth to me. Let me back up a moment, before I ever had a chance to see this park I am about to describe, I was in the area heading in another direction.  I stepped off the bus to stretch...
    BlueMoonWolfxxx BlueMoonWolfxxx
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2009

    The Rocky Mountains

    In 1981 I took the family on a camping trip to Wyoming and as we got through Jackson Hole the Grand Tetons seemed to just pop up from no where. This was the first time I had ever been to the mountains and the Tetons grabbed my heart and over the past 20 years I have been through...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto
    70+, M
    Sep 3, 2012

    The Beach

    Who doesn't love beaches? It was only recently when I was gifted to cherish one of the magnificent views of Mother Nature. The clouds are kissing the mountains. The waves splash to lick my body and devour the whole me. The clear blue sky witness my joy, The sun beams to listen at...
    1PrincessKai 1PrincessKai
    41-45, F
    Apr 13, 2011

    An Evolution

    Hiking in the woods and reaching a beautiful system of waterfalls then diving off of one of the waterfalls into an 18 foot deep icy lake which runs off into the river. I have done this many times in my life and love nature more than anything else. It was made ever more...
    LuxMentis LuxMentis
    22-25
    Oct 2, 2009

    Most Beautiful Memories

    I have seen so many beautiful things of nature from the beautiful flowers in my back yard to the rocky mountains, Birdwoman Falls in Montana, the bluest of blues in the oceans of the world and the terrible power of Mother Nature can throw at us with hurricanes and typhoons. I...
    Pmacphoto Pmacphoto
    70+, M
    Apr 12, 2013

    Sunsets and Wildlife

    Orange and gold sunsets Dolphins dancing in glistening surf Jumping minnows in Lake Michigan      
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    18 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Black Mountain Ranch

    Two summers ago, for my graduation present, I went to Black Mountain Ranch in McCoy, Colorado.  The ranch, and all the places we went on the way there and on the way back, is some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen... On the way there we drove through Rocky...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    While Backpacking In Wyoming

    Very early one morning after a long cold wet night of trying to stay dry in a rainstorm I got up make a fire. Walking around looking for firewood in the foggy early morning I looked up and saw a large bull moose looking at me from across a small pond about 20 yards away. We were...
    jerrywest jerrywest
    36-40, M
    Jan 7, 2011

    Right In My Backyard

    I'm lucky enough to live in a city with a beautiful park.  It is a gem in a rough city.  If you didn't look for it you might not know it's glories.  Even though it encompasses 4400 hundred acres, it is well hidden. There are wonderful foot paths to hike on, lakes...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Sunset

    walking along the beach at sunset and sitting watching the tide come in just as it gets dark the full moon hits the water and the phosphorescence waves crash on the beach
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2009

    Snow

    I was 8, walking home alone from school as usual. It was snowing really hard, the vacant lot beside my home was cover in snow and fog. I was the only one there, walking on untouched snow, through a thick fog. It was like walking in clouds.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    YS Falls Jamaica

    I went to YS  falls in 2000 it was one of the most beautiful places i have ever encountered. A seven tiered waterfall on the south coast of jamaica, boasting tropical gardens and the most beautiful scenery. Set in a jungle retreat it is most spectacular. With vines hanging...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    May 5, 2009

    Eagle In Alaska

    While hiking in Alaska had a close encounter with a bald eagle. Like most encounters with wildlife it lasted but a moment but will forever be imprinted in my mind. I was walking on a steep rocky path and was just going over a pass when a bald eagle swept by on a dive into the...
    jerrywest jerrywest
    36-40, M
    Jan 7, 2011

    Hawaii

     
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    Majestic...Awesome

    And scary.  Once, I was working on a farm and a fire broke out on the forest surrounding the land.  A few folks and I went to start a backfire to help direct the fire back to the river. The forest was on rocky land, so it was filled with thin, dry old trees that were...
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    Waterfalls

    I could hardly remember how I did enjoy the time in this place because it seems like ages when I saw this magnificent running waters cascading from a very high cliff, falling down on a river. I was in gradeschool when we took vacation to my grandmother's home on my father's...
    1PrincessKai 1PrincessKai
    41-45, F
    Apr 13, 2011

    Jan 1967 Getting Off A Plane

    in japan and seeing my wife standing there in a black and gold japanizze type type dress with her long red hair
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Aug 2, 2011

    Sunsets and Maples In Fall

    What a beautiful canvas is our world when painted by God.  The rich, beautiful reds and golds of the autumnal sky and the surreal colors of Maple trees in their full glory!  They look as if they could light the sky!
    LizaJane1 LizaJane1
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    In The Poconos..

    When I was a kid I would spend a lot of time in the Poconos since I had a great aunt that lived in the middle of nowhere. We had fires outside every night and often during the day as well. We had made troughs for the deer and we would leave bread, crackers, etc in there for them...
    crameika crameika
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2012
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