Ambling Caldwell Woods

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone
with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be
and that God wishes to see people happy,
amidst the simple beauty of nature.

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As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will,
I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow,
whatever the circumstances may be.
And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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The day after Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day in the Netherlands) I took a stroll in nature, per Anne Frank’s advice, and was indeed uplifted by the beauty around me.

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I explored the un-paved path of Caldwell Woods per a friend’s recommendation. Yellow flowers were abundant.

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A Wigwam gave scope for the imagination.

Wigwam

It is inhabited!

Wigwaminside

Another compilation of tree trunks seemed to offer shelter.

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There was water to reflect upon.

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This tree has a face if you look closely.

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These grapevines inspired me immensely, and remind me of some pieces I created.

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This looks a little like some of my collar creations.

VineCollar

Spirals feature quite frequently in my work as well.

VineSpiral

Textures were abundant.

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I channeled my inner Bridgette with a tree photo.

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My third eye was made aware of the violas and felt refreshed by the outdoors.

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“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember,
a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight;
a home, a teacher, a companion.”
~ Lorraine Anderson (1952 – ),
Quoted in The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

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