This is a good one Michael, especially with the weather here just now.
No, I’m not going to write some more on The Beast from the East or Storm Emma which is about to meet it head on. The media are describing it as The Perfect Storm, and remembering the film with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, the film’s weather images were spectacular, but the event catastrophic and deadly.
I find beauty in nature everywhere to be honest. Even things like spiders which I don’t particularly like, spin the most beautiful intricate webs, and a wasps’ nest (something else I’m not a fan of) has an amazing design of wavy, rippled and layered paper.
But you know one of the things that really fascinates me?
Not only for their beauty and fragrance, but their resilience.
There is a property down the road from us that has a rose bush which seems to be forever in bud.
Even with this horrendously cold and bitter weather, there are at least five tight buds tinged with pink on it, ready to burst into bloom at the kiss of the sun.
I took this picture of one of its blooms in October and used it for the black and white challenge. Isn’t it beautiful?