Four Seasons Photographs For Sale In Prints, Greeting Cards and PostersPeople have long sought the meaning of life in the rhythms of nature, and the 4 seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter - have always played a very important role in culture and spirituality. The greatest show on earth is happening all around skies, fall leaves, snow storms, fresh green ... it is a world of temporary beauty everchanging.
Autumn - the year's loveliest smile
"A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air."
~ Eric Sloane
Once in a lifetime
Agaves bloom only once in their lives and then die with a ring of smaller offsprings around them. Their stalks can get 25 to 30 feet high!
The Agave is truly a magnificent plant! Try mexican Tequila. The next thing you know you'll lie flat on your back, a mysterious rose thorn embedded in sapphire on a chain around your neck, you can't remember your name, and your mother is running the country.
Fall at the Raritan River in NJ
'Indian summer' days of autumn, when the days are clear and sunny and the nights cool and crisp, provide an almost irresistible lure to those who enjoy the outdoors.
This photo was taken in NJ in the late afternoon of a sunny day in late September.
Rime covered fence
Soft rime is unbelievably beautiful and eerie, and it makes a simple walk a truly magical experience. It only happens once in a while when the conditions are perfect.
All the fences, trees and shrubs - even the weeds- coated with thick rime ice ... it looks so peaceful and makes a marvelous natural winter scene.
Winter in Canada
In terms of breathtaking, there's Canada - and there's Winter in Canada. No words can adequately describe the exhilaration of being in this winter wonderland when Canada's famously cold winter climate transforms and embraces mother nature.
If you're longing for the ultimate winter, don your mittens and scarves, go outside and marvel at the magical beauty of Canada's magnificent scenery. Winter Canadian-style is Winter At Its Best!
Cool Summer Hat
Everybody has the right to wear a strawhat!
Straws have been worn in all times. They are the least-changed form of headgear. A large wide brimmed medieval straw hat would draw no special attention if worn today.
Straws are a cool way to stay cool....
Icicle in reverse
An icicle is a spike of ice, usually hanging down. The icicle in this photograph however was rising from the floor towards the sky.
Snow on the rooftop, melted by the sun,trickled as lukewarm water from the roof and landed on the extremely cold floor in the shade where it instantly refroze. Ice added to ice, drip by drip, and slowly the icicle grew towards the sky. It's a pretty neat phenomenon.
Autumn Leaves in a Frozen Winter World
There is something about frozen leaves that reminds me of winters when I was a child. They came fast, it happened overnight like no summer had been there. All things slowly came to a halt. There was only winter and winter alone ... and it was cold ...
Scent of a Magnolia
There are about 80 species of Magnolia in the U.S. No wonder it is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana.
The Magnolia is one of the most magnificent of the fragrant trees. I wait with eager anticipation for the next blooming season.
Mountain High - Salt Lake Utah
Utah has some of the best snow on earth for skiing.
Seven canyons snake up into the mountains from the city's edges, which means 7 ski resorts are within a snowball's toss: Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird, Park City, Deer Valley, and Wolf Mountain.
There's a definite magic about skiing in Utah. It has everything a skier could want.
Winter! There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire - it's the time for home.
You know you are grown up when summer is just a season.
Baby it's cold outside
The coldest winter in 30 years was recorded across many parts of the US during the 2010-2011 winter. Eastern parts of the US plunged to a record -50F. Snowstorms shattered New York City in December 2010 and January 2011 to become the snowiest January ever recorded.
I can imagine that millions of people prayed for global warming as the cold spell held its tight grip on the Planet.