The caption of these same pine cones 3 months ago was: "Nature is patient. It unfolds gradually and beauty can be found in every state."
How true this is as I now see they have only gotten darker in color and have not even started to open up yet.
They were green when this photo was taken on August 16, 2019.
Nightflower series 1: using a soft translucent light source to create different lighting effects on flowers in the dark.
These three photos focus on a set of three pine cones. I took notice of the amazing patterns and interesting shapes as I zoomed in closer, new details emerge.
What's the lesson? Nature is patient. But we humans only tend to appreciate the flower, but not the closed bud that must yet open. Or the green pine cone that is rock solid and tightly closed up. This makes me reflect on self-improvement and making progress towards goals and personal achievements. By imitating nature, patience will help us appreciate the growth we are making, and find beauty in new qualities that are blooming, although they are not yet complete flowers.
First Cicada exoskeleton found this summer! It is always an impressive sight to find.
Close up photography from nature walks.
Featuring flowers, insects, pine cones, plants and more. Galaxy S8 Camera.
How much did these pine cones change in 3 months?
The closer you look, the more you see.
Unfolding nature is patient and beautiful!
This amazing Black Wasp Moth!
White fluffy caterpillar and more.
Sumach Pods, Pine Needles, Leaf Wallpaper etc.
Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Goldenrod Leaf Beetle etc.
White clover blooms, Japanese Beetles, Spikey Leaves etc.
Red Admiral Butterfly, Japanese Beetle, Ants etc.
Bee Pollinating, and wild flower blooms etc.