Beauty and Pain

This is dedicated to all here who love Nature. From your stories these are

Wanya

Datura

Tasmin

Kinkitty 

Childoftheland

Destry

Trailguide

Dorothy

Drewberry

Anna2

Tasmin

MissYoo (so far, only cows)

and many that I have not yet discovered

 

bcj bcj
51-55, M
18 Responses Mar 28, 2009

you are welcome, goddess kk.<br />
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hehehe<br />
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love<br />
b

No place like home ... and nature is surely home for me. ... no matter how hard I fall in life, no matter the scars and tears life deals me ... nature's like the warmth off an understanding lover's arms in a very harsh winter ... it raps around you, and comforts you, heals your wounds, and dry's your tears. <br />
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Thank you for the tribute Mr B

too true lady anna.<br />
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the most exciting miracle is the female form.<br />
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love <br />
b

Like "child" I feel so honored to be included in this list of such wonderful people! <br />
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Such a sweet tribute and so typical of your consistent thoughtful ways B!<br />
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I also appreciate that the story encouraged me to pause and truly contemplate those things in nature that bring me peace and happiness. Whether it is an invigorating hike on a cool day or a relaxing stroll by the ocean, observing nature is always so uplifting isn't it?

Beautiful flower, great story, thanks for sharing

ja herr wanya. Ich bin auch ein Mann.<br><br />
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Yes, I too am a man.<br><br />
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thank you child. vielen dank.<br><br />
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nature is indeed beatutiful

OOPS. Sorry for the assumption. I am included in a wonderful group of women & men! No gender bias here. I just happen to run with a great group and most of them are women. However, the few men that are in the group are lovely! Thank you to all my ep friends.

lady child<br />
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pssssst.<br />
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herr wanya is a man.<br />
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cheers

lady child<br />
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do not forget the most obvious miracle, viz. the one that stares back at you from the mirror.<br />
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b

Thank you b<BR><BR>(Thats one of my flowers!)

B - what a sweet tribute. I am honored to be included with such fabulous women!<br />
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You are a rare find in these times. <br />
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The picture is beautiful - I too did not see the bee, but rather the incredible rich color with the delicate white tips that look like they were effortlessly painted on- that only which nature can produce. <br />
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It never ceases to amaze me - nature produces the most amazing colors - in stones, flowers, trees, plants, animals, oceans, skys, volcanos; the list goes on and on. <br />
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Always an inspiration for me in my art and in my life.

ladies <br />
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enough with the bee sting stories <br />
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I swell up like hitch did when stung, only local to the sting though.<br />
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so my pain from a beesting/arthritus/sweet - i am not so sure.<br />
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heeeheee

Oh, how beautiful :) Thank you Sir b.<br />
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Nature truly provides us with everything we need. It not only feeds our bodies but it also nurishes our souls. <br />
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My grandfather was a beekeeper...i am very familiar with the sweet pain of bee stings ;)

madame destry<br />
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so i gathered from your writings and photo's<br />
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b

dahlia it is lady d.<br />
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there are 2 more pics in my flora folder<br />
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b

Ahhh...I still do not see the bee! But surely one would visit the lovely flower. Dahlia, I believe.<br />
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Even the bee sting makes me smile! I always say "Thank you, bee! Perhaps you prevent me from getting arthritis!"

Milady datura<br />
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what is not absolutely clear on the uploaded image is the bee in the centre of the flower.<br />
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b

Thank you for the dedication , bcj. Although I'm not sure I understand the pain reference. <br />
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Nature has been my meditation, my peace, my comfort.<br />
Only what man does to nature brings me pain.