And Heaven and Nature Sing

In 2014, I’ve been very fortunate in capturing many wonderful sightings. Some may seem mundane, but once loaded onto my laptop, I was delighted at the results, everyone a unique experience.

Here are some I’d easily give 4 Ripples, like the glowing wings of Canada Geese overhead, flying into the sunset, or two dragonflies in their intimate moment, a squirrel in the morning rays, a Monarch sucking nectar, an Owlet spreading wings, a Pelican taking flight, a pure white weasel in the snow, or the very ‘ordinary’ sunset that recurs every twenty-four hours.

It has been a year full of natural beauty and exclamations. These photos were taken in different circumstances, some I’d to wait quietly for quite a while, others serendipitously, giving witness to the variance of life’s happenstance, the joy of seeing creatures that sing with their mere existence, and the awesome Creator that willed them all into being.


Geese Overhead

Pelican Takes Flight
Red squirrel

Western Tanager


Intimate moment

Owlet spreads wings


The Monarch Butterfly

White weasel

Ducks at Sunset


And To All A Merry Christmas!


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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

27 thoughts on “And Heaven and Nature Sing”

    1. Bellezza,

      The Reason for the Season, we will not forget that. Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year, you and your loved ones! I must and I will get on with Proust come 2015. 😉


  1. I have enjoyed every one through the year Ari, each one a gem, so very happy I don’t have to choose a favourite 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and here’s to a brilliant New Year, all the best, Grace


  2. You’ve taken so many beautiful photos this year Arti! Thank you for sharing them, I can’t begin to tell you how much pleasure they have brought me. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


  3. Love them all Arti — but somehow the white weasel with the little black tip on its tail captured my imagination. But really, wonderful photos and worthy of top ripples for 2014 I reckon. May there be more in 2015!


  4. I could have sworn I already commented here but I have to say that white weasel is four-star amazing, my favorite of the year. And my other fave, the big bird touching down on the water. Talk about a hard shot to get. Four star.


  5. Have the dragonflies twisted themselves into the shape of a heart? How romantic!

    All of these shots, everyone of them, are proof that life is worth living and that the world is full of treasures that are worth searching out.

    Happy New Year!


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