The Simplicity of Nature’s Art


“Nature is what we know, yet have not art to say;

so impotent our wisdom is to her simplicity.”

[Emily Dickinson]



But the wisdom from above is pure first of all;

it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly;

it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds;

it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy.

[James 3:17 – GNT]


11 thoughts on “The Simplicity of Nature’s Art

  1. planaquarium says:

    Beautiful image, beautiful words!

  2. karen evans says:

    Those are gorgeous flowers! What are they? Yes, I always need more wisdom from above. Thanks

  3. Those are beautiful. Sadly, all the flowers seem to be gone around here.

  4. The eternal struggle of man is to “attempt” to duplicate or even try to translate that which nature gives us … free for the beholder. Thanks so much, Carol. Emily is one of my most beloved poets 🙂

  5. joylene says:

    So true. And beautiful. Words to live by. Thank you, Carol.

  6. Judith Robl says:

    Perfect juxtaposition of poem and scripture, each saying the same thing in different words.

  7. I appreciate all your comments today, thank you. Karen asks about the flower and it’s an anemone… specifically, a “Whirlwind” anemone. They come in white and pink varieties, and are tall perennials, blooming late in September every year.

  8. Did you take that photo, Carol? Lovely! I heart the quote from Emily, and God. Thanks for the day brightener!

    • Thanks, Jen. Yes, that’s a photo from last fall taken with my old camera. Now that the anemone are in bloom again I should take another with my new camera and compare the quality.

  9. Beautiful pics, Carol! Thank you.

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