Who needs artificial lighting to create an image? Nature provides effective back lighting to highlight designs in yuca leaves.
A simple image of shadows of palm trees on textured rocks reveals yet another design of nature
The trunks of bamboo reflect various shades of color, but humans have to deface nature’s designs
The receding tide of the ocean creates nature’s design on a beach utilizing sand and stones, almost like an abstract painting
The famous Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers in which each is the sum of the preceding two (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, . . .), shows up everywhere in nature—in nautilus shells, in pinecones, and now in the structure of cacti.
Another simple design of nature – ripples in the sand under the waters of a lake
This week’s theme is Designs of Nature. Nature creates unique, sometimes simple, designs if you look around. Here is an image of the branches of a leafless tree spread out in a random formation against a blue, cloudy sky.
Blooming lilies with their pads covering the water at the The Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens, North Carolina
Water lilies at the The Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center, and Botanical Gardens, a public garden and nature sanctuary that showcases the diverse flora of the southern Appalachians in North Carolina
Dry Falls, also known as Upper Cullasaja Falls, is a 65-foot (20.1 m) waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest, northwest of Highlands, North Carolina
A fern leaf makes a natural pyramid of nature, even with a fly exploring the creation
Flowers are not the only thing that attract flies; here is one resting on a leaf.
A bee hovers around flowers to taste the nectar
The glow of moss on a rock and tree trunk at Roan Mountain
The most scenic of still-water bodies on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Price Lake is a must-see if you are traveling the Parkway through North Carolina. It is situated with a view across the lake of Grandfather Mountain’s Galloway Peak.
A natural canopy of tree branches in Savannah, Georgia
A bench to enjoy the view at Intra-coastal Waterway at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Clouds not only in the high sky but also hanging low over the mountains in North Carolina. Greenery adds to the natural beauty!
Cloud formations in North Carolina are dramatic and beautiful and even more so over the ridges of mountains
The pollen can belong to the original plant or may come from another sunflower. Self-pollination is a mechanism that this flower uses to stay alive. … Seeds created by self-pollination will only produce flowers that look like the original plant, so no hybridization will have occurred.