Why does man find beauty in a landscape? Is it not because he is a part of nature, inwardly subject to nature’s laws, because he has an unconscious insight into the internal order of the earth, into the rhythm of its repetitions, the harmony of its lines and surfaces and the balanced interplay of its parts? And does not our delight in the contemplation of nature grow out of the harmony between the music of our own soul and the music of the earth? Hans Cloos, in Conversations with the Earth.
I found this wonderful quote on Maria Popova’s thought-provoking website, BrainPickings.org. If you’re looking for some intellectual stimulation, subscribe to her newsletter or add the site to your Feedly content.
And if you’d like to photograph the beauty of this landscape yourself, join me this coming May for my Redwoods photo workshop. We’ll be contemplating nature and celebrating the music of the earth while capturing images of majestic redwood trees, lovely rhododendron blooms, and the rugged coastline of Redwoods National and State Parks in northern California. Go here for more info and to register: www.muenchworkshops.com.by